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Smart People [DVD] [2008]

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    Smart People
    Commercial director Noam Murro makes the leap to feature films with this comedy drama concerning an aging professor-turned-bitter eccentric due to the death of his longtime wife. Ever since his wife passed away, Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) has become overly acerbic and self-absorbed. He's alienated his son (Ashton Holmes) and transformed his daughter (Ellen Page) into a friendless overachiever. Now, at the precise moment Lawrence thought he had finally figured it all out, his life comes crashing down all around him as he falls for a former student (Sarah Jessica Parker) and his shiftless adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) comes knocking on the door in search of a place to stay. Though Lawrence always relied on his intelligence to get him out of life's little jams in the past, it's going to take quite a bit more than intellectual thinking to move past this sticky stage in his suddenly chaotic life. David Denman and Christine Lahti co-star in this romantic comedy drama, which serves as the screenwriting debut of Goats and Modern Ranch Living author Mark Jude Poirier. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • 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



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