Smart People
Rating
Details
Director:Noam Murro
Writer:Mark Poirier
Producer:Omar Amanat, Deborah Aquila, Steffen Aumueller, Bill Block
Theatrical:2008
Studio:Miramax
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration:95
Summary
Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he's a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne'er-do-well who's come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who's been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor's relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony?
Cast
Dennis Quaid Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker Janet Hartigan
Thomas Haden Church Chuck Wetherhold
Ellen Page Vanessa Wetherhold
Ashton Holmes James Wetherhold
Christine Lahti Nancy
Camille Mana Missy Chin
David Denman William
Don Wadsworth Hadley
Robert Haley Roth
Patrick Sebes Curtis
Kevin James Doyle Rodney
Paul Huber Ben (as Paul J. Huber)
Iva Jean Saraceni Volunteer
Richard John Walters Parking Lot Attendant
Scott A. Martin Weller
Jane Mowder Knight
Adam Kroloff Talbot
Patrick Jordan Waiter
Amanda Jane Cooper Brooke
Kiley Caughey Linsey
Christy Harst Waitress
Rick Warner Bloomberg
Barret Hackney Joseph
José A. Rivas Student
Zilda Alvez Bar Patron
Tony Amen Dining Patron (uncredited)
Elysia Annacini Professor (uncredited)
Aaron Bernard Pool Shark (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw Diner guest (uncredited)
William Kania Man at Luggage Pick-up (uncredited)
Benjamin Jeran McGinn Student
Jackson Nunn Club Scene: Dining (uncredited)
Joe Pawlenko Bar Patron
Jon Yu Student
Nuno Bettencourt Composer
Toby Irwin Cinematographer
Robert Frazen Editor
Yana Gorskaya Editor
Hank Addleberry special effects coordinator
Jim McPherson special effects assistant
Raymond M. Tasillo special effects assistant
Jim Heastings special effects
DVD Details
Languages:English, Spanish
Sound:DTS
Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1
Region:1
Release:Aug 2008