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Smart People

The acting was great but the plot was very slow to a fault. The previews showed most of the funny parts so there was little to enjoy out of the movie.

Smart People movie poster

2008

1h 35min

Comedy, Drama, Romance

R

Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and a misanthrope: he’s a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), 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, whose 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?

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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