Three clips have popped up online for Miramax's comedy Smart People. The film stars Dennis Quaid as a sullen academic who is trying to improve both his professional and personal situation -- on the family side of things, there's Ellen Page as his daughter, Thomas Haden Church as his adopted brother, and Sarah Jessica Parker as his love interest. James Rocchi recently interviewed the cast, and said that the film was "funny, yet never forced; rich, but always real." (Stay tuned for his review.)

And if you need more proof, these clips look pretty darned good, if I do say so myself. Hearing about this project, I was most drawn to Page's involvement, but now I'm really digging Quaid. I've always loved the guy, and there's just something about these clips that brings me back to the golden age of Quaid -- granted, with much more hair and much less devilish grinning. Check out the one clip above, and the other two after the jump.

[via Ace Showbiz]