Smart People (2008) Review

A widowed professor is about to have his life changed when a new love comes into play as well as a visit from his adoptive brother. Things may never quite be the same again!

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The main draw for me for this movie had to be that Sarah Jessica Parker was in it, and as it turned out her character was actually the most like-able. So the title of the movie is “Smart People” that is what it is basically about, two smart people in particular being Dennis Quaid and Ellen Page. I am really liking Ellen Page from the three movies I have now seen her in (might be more, but I can think of three right now). She is very good being sarcastic and managing to be funny in that way.

Dennis Quaid is a professor who does not really have any friends and does not get on with his son, but his daughter loves him and looks up to him a lot. He ends up in hospital and is treated by a doctor, Sarah Jessica Parker, who just happens to be a former student of his. Obviously the signs in this were pretty obvious that they were going to start up a relationship with one another and that you should never really give up on love.

While this movie is listed as a comedy by most places, I would not so much call it a comedy but a drama with funny moments/lines. It is very interesting that at the moment I am very much liking movies like this. “Dan in Real Life” had a very similar feel to it.

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