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Smart people
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Lawrence Wetherhold is a recently widowed literature professor who is a numb and chilly intellectual. He rebuffs his students, ignores his own teenage children, James and Vanessa, and spurns cries for financial assistance from his ne'er-do-well but rather soulful adopted brother, Chuck. After an accident and Lawrence goes to the hospital, he is deprived of the right to drive. Janet is a physician and former student of Lawrence who remembers her disappointment in him as a teacher and role model. But, Janet and Lawrence become romantically involved. Meanwhile, Chuck and Vanessa try to come to terms with each other and prove that their relationship is another sign that the Wetherhold clan has become far too insular and self-referential.
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Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2008.
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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MPAA rating: R; for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality.
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Special features: Deleted scenes, The smartest people--interviews with filmmakers and cast, Not so smart--bloopers/outtakes, and feature commentary by filmmaker Noam Murro and writer Mark Jude Poirier.
Director of photography, Toby Irwin ; editors, Robert Frazen, Yana Gorskaya ; music, Nuno Bettencourt ; costume designer, Amy Westcott ; production designer, Patti Podesta.
Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
English dialogue with French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Special features: Widescreen enhanced for 16x9 televisions -- Deleted scenes -- The smartest people (Interviews with filmmakers and cast) -- Not so smart (bloopers/outtakes) -- Feature commentary by filmmaker Noam Murro and writer Mark Jude Poirier -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish.
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