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Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2008

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"Smart People" (Blu-ray)

movie-august-2008-smart-people.jpgSynopsis

Dr. Thomas Wetherhold (Quaid), Professor of English at a local university, injures himself when trying to keep his car from being impounded, and while in the hospital, he encounters Janet Hartigan, who was one of his students in an English class, and now is a physician at the hospital. He does not remember her very well, and being romatically interested in him, she proceeds to bring him back up to speed.

Meanwhile, Tom's daughter Vanessa (Page) is trying to prepare for her SAT (tests for entrance to college), and feels inconvenienced by a father who needs some help.

And if that is not enough, Tom's brother Chuck (Church), not having any money or place to live, moves in with Tom and Vanessa, complicating things to a rather large degree.

And so, we have one more film in the category "Romantic Comedy".

 

 

Specifications

  • Miramax
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 35 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1280p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Uncompressed
  • Directed by Noam Murro
  • Starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Hayden Church, Ellen Page
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

I guess these kinds of lives are why the word "dysfunctional" is part of our lexicon. Ellen Page was more interesting as Juno.

Technical

No complaints here. It would have been more or less the same entertainment with or without the high definition image and sound.

Extras

These include deleted scenes, bloopers, and other things. I think someone should make a movie that only uses the bloopers for every scene.