Miramax Films | Release Date: April 11, 2008
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Generally favorable reviews based on 78 Ratings
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ryanneevmanDec 23, 2014
Smart people is not a very great movie. It moves at a slow pace without really anything interesting happening, and it just is not very entertaining. Haden church makes things fairly enjoyable when he is on screen, but other than him, theSmart people is not a very great movie. It moves at a slow pace without really anything interesting happening, and it just is not very entertaining. Haden church makes things fairly enjoyable when he is on screen, but other than him, the movie is very weak. Expand
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PatrickDMar 26, 2009
The problem with the movie is that it is uninspired. It's not terrible in any aspect. The acting is credible, the direction is okay, but it lacks any heart. The worst sin of the movie is that it's boring.
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TonyB.Dec 19, 2008
Ellen Page and Thomas Haden Church are the only reasons to see this one. Sara Jessica Parker is adequate in a poorly written role, but Dennis Quaid is not even that.
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JayH.Aug 7, 2008
A witty film and well acted by all, especially Thomas Haden Church. It does drag occasionally, but the there is always Ellen Page to perk things up. Nicely done, but not outstanding.
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DavidGMay 26, 2008
Good acting, but a horrible plot. The characters make no sense, and it seems like all of the character development happens offscreen..
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muriely.Apr 30, 2008
Here is YET ANOTHER movie about unlikeable, miserable people who are suddenly made whole and happy by a character having a BABY! What a vile canard! What a cop-out! Why do moviemakers think that introducing an infant solves all problems? Here is YET ANOTHER movie about unlikeable, miserable people who are suddenly made whole and happy by a character having a BABY! What a vile canard! What a cop-out! Why do moviemakers think that introducing an infant solves all problems? There are far too many movies lately which rely on this lame solution. That said, it was a pleasure to watch Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page, the only live people in this dreary, slogging film, which seems leaden in spite of the intermittently witty script. Expand
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EllenS.Apr 29, 2008
There are really no completely likeable characters in this film, although Dennis Quaid has a remarkable ability to charm even when he
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BartC.Apr 19, 2008
All of these "Smart People" are unique characters and are portrayed perfectly by this cast. The only fault in the dramatic comedy is the screenplay which at times is awkward and not really going anywhere. It is sad to see the actors who All of these "Smart People" are unique characters and are portrayed perfectly by this cast. The only fault in the dramatic comedy is the screenplay which at times is awkward and not really going anywhere. It is sad to see the actors who stayed true to their characters to have to prance around in this silly comedy where nothing really happens and nothing is resolved. If you want a silly appealing comedy go see this film however if you want plot points and problems which are resolved don't look to this film. Expand
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