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Smart People (2008)

Smart People                                  (2008)
5.7 Rating
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6.2 IMDB rating
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Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid
Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker
Janet Hartigan
Thomas Haden Church Thomas Haden Church
Chuck Wetherhold
Ellen Page Ellen Page
Vanessa Wetherhold
Ashton Holmes Ashton Holmes
James Wetherhold
Camille Mana Camille Mana
David Denman David Denman

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Mark Poirier Mark Poirier


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Expected more than what I got

11 years, 6 months ago at Apr 12 19:03
1 vote
The premise of the movie isn't the most original. Dennis Quaid plays a widowed professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is pompous, acerbic and having a hard time moving on from the death of his wife. He doesn't have much of a relationship with his son and his daughter is an isolated teenager who tries very hard to fill the gaps in their life by being the perfect housekeeper of sorts. The chara... read more

Average comedy/drama

11 years, 2 months ago at Aug 15 6:04
1 vote
Vanessa: "You should really make your bed. It sets the tone for the day."
Chuck: "But, how do you know what tone I was trying to set?"

Dysfunctional family comedy-dramas have developed into an unusual beast over recent years. After the rowdy success of Little Miss Sunshine, it appears that filmmakers have grown relatively inspired to replicate the charm and quality of that m... read more


10 years, 2 months ago at Aug 10 20:51
1 vote
Interesting, funny, and with good performances but for me still have nothing special about it. They all made much more interesting movies.
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Imperious, testy, acerbic, monumentally tactless, and maddeningly self-absorbed Victorian Literature professor Lawrence Wetherhold is a middle-aged intellectual bully, whose cutting tongue has alienated his son James and made his daughter Vanessa into an unhappy, friendless Teen. When he falls for Janet, a former student, he'll have to deconstruct all his elaborate intellectual armor if he's to win her over.
Release date: 11 April 2008
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