Smart People

Smart People

Dennis Quaid
Director: Noam Murro Cast: Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
, Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
, Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
Noam Murro

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2008
UPC: 0786936755916
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 40,201

Special Features

Deleted scenes; The Smartest People - interviews with filmmakers and cast; Feature commentary by filmmaker Noam Murro and writer Mark Jude Poirier

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker Janet Hartigan
Thomas Haden Church Chuck Wetherhold
Ellen Page Vanessa Wetherhold
Ashton Holmes James Wetherhold
David Denman William
Camille Mana Missy

Technical Credits
Noam Murro Director
Omar Amanat Executive Producer
Deborah Aquila Casting,Co-producer
Steffen Aumüller Executive Producer
Nuno Bettencourt Score Composer
Bill Block Executive Producer
Said Boudarga Executive Producer
Claus Clausen Co-producer
Michael Costigan Producer
James M. Emswiller Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Frazen Editor
Yana Gorskaya Editor
Marina Grasic Executive Producer
Richard Graves Asst. Director
Paul Hanson Executive Producer
Toby Irwin Cinematographer
Bridget Johnson Producer
Michael London Producer
Ron Mason Art Director
Kenneth Orkin Executive Producer
Bruna Papandrea Producer
Patti Podesta Production Designer
Mark Jude Poirier Screenwriter
Jennifer Roth Executive Producer
Edward N. Rugoff Executive Producer
Eric Sherman Asst. Director
Jennifer Smith Casting
Glenn Stewart Co-producer
Glenn M. Stewart Co-producer
Amy Westcott Costumes/Costume Designer
John Woldenberg Co-producer
Tricia Wood Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Smart People
1. Introduction [3:19]
2. Chuck [2:37]
3. The Impound [8:01]
4. Meeting Janet [6:34]
5. Family Dinner [7:32]
6. Chuck & Vanessa [3:26]
7. First Date [3:50]
8. Better Date [3:36]
9. Young Republicans [7:56]
10. Christmad Dinner [5:05]
11. Meeting the Publisher [3:30]
12. Leaving New York [4:33]
13. Decisions [7:50]
14. Moving On [5:59]
15. Accepting [3:02]
16. End Credits [6:08]

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