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The Best and the Brightest (2011)

The Best and the Brightest

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

June 24, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

PMK*BNC

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Josh Shelov

Producer

Patricia Weiser, Nicholas Simon, Robert Weiser

Screenwriter

Josh Shelov, Michael Jaeger

Starring

Story


Jeff and Samantha Jasinski (Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville) are a middle class married couple that move from Delaware to New York City with their five-year-old daughter for a last chance at "the big time." When they arrive to New York, they realize that there is a huge problem: they can't get their daughter into a single private kindergarten, all of which have been booked solid for months. The couple is immediately laughed at by every New York school administrator before desperately turning to a kindergarten consultant who believes Jeff should pose as a high-profile poet to have his child accepted. Jeff pawns off his friend's filthy e-mails and text messages as his poetry, which the school principal loves. Through sexual blackmail and creative persuasion, the Jasinskis battle to enroll their child for the fall semester.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..offering a fitfully funny sitcom plot clumsily stretched to 90 minutes, then goosed with increasingly tiresome doses of smuttiness and political incorrectness..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]
“..amusing at times but never more than a modest diversion, lacking the cleverness and imagination required to turn it into more than a one-joke movie..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
“..should be called The Worst and the Dumbest..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]