• Smart People (2008)

Smart People

Release Date: April 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2008

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Acerbic, selfish and widowed, literature professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) is estranged from his son and his overachieving teenage daughter. Just as he begins a relationship with a former student (Sarah Jessica Parker), Lawrence's ne'er-do-well adoptive brother (Thomas Haden Church) lands on his doorstep. Lawrence realizes he must make some changes in his life and reconnect with his children in order to get on with his life.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes, David Denman, Camille Mana, Christine Lahti

Director: Noam Murro

Genres: Drama , Romantic comedy

Production Co: Groundswell Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Charming, Family, 2000s, Love, Amusing, Death, Witty, Hospital, Girlfriend, Brother, Son, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    A sharp, superbly acted character-driven comedic drama. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Page and Church work so brilliantly together as a comic team that it's worth enduring the leads' utter lack of chemistry together - not to mention the fact they're both wildly miscast. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Poirier is a master at dialogue. His script crackles with sharp lines and he gives all his scenes a splendid comic undertow. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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