Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Smart People is brilliant!!


I've spent enough time up close and personal with miserable old professors who have nothing better to do than to make their student's lives miserable for their own amusement to be drawn in initially to Smart People as it appears to be just a movie about a cranky professor. I can't help myself, you know as much as I hate professors like that, there is something just kinda sexy about the whole worldly wise professor thing. Whatever you do though, please don't even remotely mention this to my current professors as I know they are lurking out there, and no.. I'm not talking about any of you. ahem. (Will this affect my grade?)

Smart People is so much more than I ever expected and its downright hillarious, Dennis Quaid plays a professor named Lawrence Wetherhold, who is as miserable as his name sounds. A widower with a teenage daughter who is just as miserable as he is. Things start to change when Lawerance's freeloading adopted brother shows up to help take care of him after an illness which leaves him unable to drive. In the end though the brother ends up as being the one little thing that the family needs to really mix things up and get life going again. To top it off Sarah Jessica Parker shows up as a love interest that will make you smile. It's kind of a mix of an awkward comedy, romance, and indy flick all rolled into one yummy package.

Here is the official news :

Despite their high IQ’s, the Wetherhold family has a lot to learn in the critically acclaimed SMART PEOPLE. This Sundance Festival favorite stars Dennis Quaid as Professor Lawrence Wetherhold, a curmudgeonly tenured professor. Ellen Page plays his sarcastic and studious daughter. Sarah Jessica Parker is Wetherhold’s former student and love interest; and Thomas Hayden Church plays his “less academic” estranged brother. From the producer of Sideways SMART PEOPLE comes to DVD on August 12th. Bonus features include interviews with the cast, producers, and crew; writer and director audio commentaries; deleted scenes; and exclusive footage from the film’s premiere at the 2008 Sundance Festival.

Smart People is available on DVD starting today and its worth every penny. You can pick up your copy on Amazon!

I have two copies of Smart People to give away on DVD to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Smart People and tell me what excites you most about this movie!
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end August 31th at midnight!

132 Comments:

hazel said...

I'm interested in this movie because Ellen Page is in it. I liked her a lot in juno!
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Cheleida said...

I wanted to see this movie so bad when it came out! I love Ellen Page :)

Michele said...

Well, first of all, I'm really excited about the cast!! I love Ellen Page, and I love movies that involve personal relationships. This sounds like a fabulous movie, and I enjoyed reading your review.

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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

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krystal said...

I like that it's about intelligent people, there arn't many movies like this!

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mar said...

What excites me about Smart People is that Sarah Jessica Parker is in the movie. I adore her acting!

Maja said...

I'm excited about the cast. It looks like a fun movie.

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itwasn'tme said...

First of all love Thomas Haden Church, and this movie is more about people and real issues and dealing with life.

Cataroo said...

What excites me most about this movie is the phenomenal cast! And I LOVE Thomas Haden Church! I STILL watch "Wings" reruns every morning!

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Erica C. said...

Ellen Page is great...I'd love to see her in this movie!

susan1215 said...

It has Sarah Jessica Parker in it.

Kimberly L said...

I think what excites me the most about this film is that we all meander at times in our lives. As I try to find meaning and definition of whats going on with my life. In some ways I think I can relate to this film.


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Kimberly L said...

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mverno said...

the a-list cast

kygirl said...

I like the real life issues

Wehaf said...

I love that it was filmed at CMU, my alma mater!

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FawnGeorge said...

I really want to see this movie after you described it. I really like Dennis Quad and Sarah Jessica Parker. Also have seen Thomas Haden Church in several things and like him too. It looks like a great movie. Please pick me.

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dwhogan said...

great prize

Brittany said...

This movie was so good. Dennis Quaid is amazing!

Tes283 said...

Dennis Quaid. The guy is so hot. I love seeing him in movies. So for me, this is a BIG reason to see this movie.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

It stars Dennis Quaid-'nuff said!

Charlotte said...

I really like Sarah Jessica Parker. Also, this movie looks hilarious! I'd love to see it.

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reddon30 said...

It looks like a good movie..thanks for the contest.

PiesBonitos said...

I love Sarah Jessica Parker. And the plot sounds fun. I would love to see it!

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chromiumman said...

this is a great cast, would love to see this

gkstratos said...

Would love to see this because of the cast.
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marleenandlouie said...

What excites me most about this movie? Easy---Dennis Quaid!

Abigail said...

Am I the only one who adores Dennis Quaid? THAT's why I want to see the movie. DENNIS QUAID!

traymona said...

The cast is topnotch. The storyline sounds interesting. I've read some good reviews on the movie.
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Sharon said...

2 words..>Dennis Quaid!!!!

studiorose said...

This is really coincidental; I just happened to see this movie reviewed on Ebert & Roeper last night! They both recommended it and I was very intrigued by the bit of footage they showed. Love Dennis Quaid; he's a brilliant actor. Thanks for having this generous giveaway!

agordon10 said...

Love the cast!

Lisa said...

I really like the cast.

denyse said...

Love Sarah Jessica Parker !

Dean and Michelle said...

Ellen Page is brilliant in this movie, rented it last night and would love to add it to my collection.

Tina12312 said...

I wanted to see this movie so bad when it was at the theater. The whole cast excites me and I'd love to see how they play off each other. Thank you for the chance!

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pintolinda said...

I am interested in the fact that the main character (and people I know) think that we can control our own lives and those of others. Not true! Mostly we just go through doing the best we can without very much control.
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Karen B said...

Great cast - and it sounds hilarious!

maweisberg said...

i would like this

Fangirl Jen said...

The cast for this movie is amazing. I am really attracted to little films like this that help us take a harder look at our own lives.

Fangirl Jen said...

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Jenn S. said...

The great cast excites me most about the movie - Ellen Page, Sarah Jessica Parker,Thomas Hayden Church...who could ask for more?

Cuddle Cottage said...

This sounds clever and entertaining and while I enjoy Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker, I'm most excited about a movie with Thomas Haden Church in it, I think he's a way cool actor!
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Cuddle Cottage said...

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Nikki said...

This movie has a great cast. I have been wanting to see this!

littlelatina said...

I worship at the house of church

kristilb19 said...

Sara Jessica Parker is in it and it looks funny!!!

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soha said...

I like Deniis Quaid.

M.A. said...

Cranky Professor????? Wow!!! Really??????
Since I live with a Prof I've gotta see this!!

hannahbro5 said...

I'm excited because Ellen Page is in it and because it looks pretty funny. :)

windycindy said...

I enjoy Thomas Hayden Church as an off beat actor! Of course, the story line sounds like it has quirky characters and that along would interest me. It would be fun to see how they are fare. Thanks, Cindi
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yyeres said...

dennis quaid is amazing, thanks for the chance to win a dvd with him in it

toasters lie said...

Thomas Haden Church

donnav said...

I want to see it because Dennis Quaid is one of my favorite actors.

miriama said...

Ellen Page. I just saw Juno and loved her in it.

vmkids said...

I think this movie offers a new look at some of the cast.

Colleen said...

A lot of people recommend this film because of the acting. My dh and I love Dennis Quaid, but haven't seen this one yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

mogrill said...

I love Dennis Quaid! Would love to win!

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

I work at a university and love books and movies set in academia

Meredith said...

I always know something will be good id Dennis Quaid is in it!

robin_titan said...

what most excites me about this movie is that i've heard so much about it and it sounds really good and also the fact that dennis quaid and ellen page star in it i love them

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rachelfox1981 said...

LOVE THE STARS IN THIS MOVIE! ALSO LIKE THAT IT'S ABOUT INTELLEGENT PEOPLE! WHAT A CHANGE OF PACE! THANKS!

LINDALSHOT said...

I've heard it's incredibly funny with a great cast playing roles that a bit different than what they usually do.

judybrittle said...

Dennie Quaid!!!!!!! I just think he's the greatest.

keith said...

i like smart people

danandmarsh said...

Sorry,I can't tell you anything I like about the movie cuz I haven't seen it but I would like the chance to win it here, then if I win I can see what I like about it! Thanks

Princess Golden Hair said...

i'm a quaid fan and i just love this movie. i can't watch it too often it's that good

Belinda said...

I want to see how Thomas Hayden Church shakes things up in this.

hondaray6 said...

Sarah Jessica Parker....sign me up! We can all use a good laugh quite frequently! Thanks

Rita M said...

I loved Sideways & this cast is equally good... I am looking forward to seeing Smart People!

ewalsh said...

I'm most excited by the fact that it stars Dennis Quaid, I've been a fan scince the Big Easy.

*~Dani~* said...

Thomas Hayden Church is the most exciting part. I will watch anything he is in!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

I just keep seeing the previews and it looks like a really cute movie so I want to see it...

TheAngelForever said...

The cast of the movie looks amazing. I would love to see Ellen Page in something after watching Juno and loving it.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Leigh said...

Don't tell anyone....but....I have the worst crush on Dennis Quaid. He's so handsome in a non-irritating way. *swoons*

Ellen Page is also just hilarious, I'm excited to watch her progress in her acting.

Leigh said...

I am also a subscriber to your feed through my google homepage

shellydelight.etsy.com said...

I like the mellow toned humor.

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carol drury said...

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I really like Dennis Quad and Sarah Jessica Parker so look forward to them in just about anything

Karen said...

Love Sarah Jessica Parker !

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm interested in this movie because I'm quite excited to see Ellen Page in something else (b/c I have yet too) but it also sounds like the kind of movie I would love. I'm always interested, it seems, in a lot of non-mainstream movies. :)

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bison61 said...

sounds like a good movie-I like the actors Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker

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Erika said...

I'm interested in this movie because Ellen Page is in it.

sandra jensen said...

I really like Dennis Quaid - I try to watch anything he is in!

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MonCherie said...

Big Dennis Quiad fan here- also the movies need comedy...badly!

April said...

The plot of this movie excites me, but what excites me most is the cast. I loved Ellen Page in Juno and Hard Candy (she wasn't bad in X-Men 3 either). I've loved Thomas Haden Church ever since Wings. My fondness for Sarah Jessica Parker goes back before Sex in the City. And Dennis Quaid is great also. This movie seems is bound to be great.

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Anonymous said...

I watch anything Dennis Quaid is in

Karin said...

I enjoy most Dennis Quaid movies--he's a very likeable actor.

vboackle said...

i like sjp.

klp1965 said...

i love SJP she is a great actress i loved her in the family stone :)

Ken said...

I'm so excited by Ellen Page, a rising star. Please accept my entry.

sherri419 said...

I am excited to see this movie because Ellen Page and Thomas Haden Church are in it. They are 2 of my favorite actors and I know if they are in it, then it is a great movie!!!

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Amanda said...

Any movie with a professor cast excites the graduate student in me.

wigget said...

i'm most excited about seeing dennis quaid and ellen page

amyparsons1@yahoo.com said...

Great cast

Anita Yancey said...

What excites me most is it has Dennis Quaid in it. I have always liked his movies.
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Sarah said...

We all need to laugh, so the comedy is my initial attraction. Also, I like chick flick movies . . . which is because I am a chick! The strong cast is also a draw.
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guettel78 said...

I'm most excited to see Ellen Page and Sarah Jessica Parker in roles other than the ones with which they've become so closely identified (Juno and Carrie Bradshaw) -- I hope both have a long movie career after their recent successes!

rockandtiff2002@aol.com said...

I only wanna see it because the juno chick is in it ;)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Ms. Parker's characterizations!

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Anonymous said...

I'm a Dennis Quaid fan and can't wait to see this movie.

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Sahm Lee said...

This movie has got 2 of my favorite male actors in it! They are really the main reason I'm interested in it.

yellowlabs said...

I'm interested in this movie because Ellen Page is in it.

Jim W. said...

It's a very talented cast

blueviolet said...

I know it's going to be good because I love the actor combination. It's going to be funny, heartwarming, and entertaining!
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I subscribe too.
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arvard said...

It has a great cast.

Jolene said...

looks soo good, i could use a laugh

Jinxy and Me said...

I really liked Ellen Page in Juno and would like to see her in this.

Buki Family said...

I love comedy's and this one also has a lot of good actors in it too. bonus!

MageMorgana said...

I love movies that are sharp and witty, and have yet to be disappointed with any roles Dennis Quaid takes on ;)

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amyd29 said...

looks good&the cast!!must see
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Theresa N. said...

That it's a romantic comedy with Sarah Jessica.
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Steph said...

What excites me most is that it has Dennis Quaid in it, I think he is a fantastic actor! It also looks really funny.

JenReg said...

I love movies about dysfunctional families...funny ones that it, and this looks very funny!

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Betty C said...

I really like all the cast members. It looks like a really good movie.

Jayfr said...

This cast has been in a number of excellent ensemble productions, so I'd think this one would be as good.

purango said...

The story and the cast. Even though I don't care for Dennis Quaid Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church would be fun to watch. garrettsambo@aol.com

Jayme Isaacs said...

Ellen Page Is What Excites Me About Seeing This Movie.
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Samantha P said...

Ellen Page playing a republican, classic!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

donna444444 said...

I like Dennis Quaid

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I am a subscriber.

sharon said...

seems like an intelligent movie, talented cast of actors

masonsgranny59 said...

I'm excited about the cast. It looks like a great movie.

Carolyn said...

Looks funny!
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Anonymous said...

For intelligent people - LOL!
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