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The Resource Smart people, Miramax Films and Groundswell Productions present in association with Sherezade Films and Visitor Pictures a Corduroy Films/Table Top Films production in association with QED International ; directed by Noam Murro ; written by Mark Jude Poirier ; produced by Bridget Johnson, Michael Costigan, Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, (videorecording)

Smart people, Miramax Films and Groundswell Productions present in association with Sherezade Films and Visitor Pictures a Corduroy Films/Table Top Films production in association with QED International ; directed by Noam Murro ; written by Mark Jude Poirier ; produced by Bridget Johnson, Michael Costigan, Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, (videorecording)

Label
Smart people
Title
Smart people
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films and Groundswell Productions present in association with Sherezade Films and Visitor Pictures a Corduroy Films/Table Top Films production in association with QED International ; directed by Noam Murro ; written by Mark Jude Poirier ; produced by Bridget Johnson, Michael Costigan, Michael London, Bruna Papandrea
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Toby Irwin ; editors, Robert Frazen, Yana Gorskaya ; music, Nuno Bettencourt ; costume designer, Amy Westcott ; production designer, Patti Podesta
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality
Language note
English dialogue with French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
S6378 2008
PerformerNote
Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murro, Noam
  • Poirier, Mark Jude
  • Johnson, Bridget
  • Costigan, Michael
  • London, Michael
  • Papandrea, Bruna
  • Bettencourt, Nuno
  • Quaid, Dennis
  • Parker, Sarah Jessica
  • Church, Thomas Haden
  • Page, Ellen
  • Holmes, Ashton
  • Miramax Films
  • Groundswell Productions
  • Sherazade Film Development (Firm)
  • Visitor Pictures (Firm)
  • Corduroy Films
  • Table Top Films (Firm)
  • QED International
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • College teachers
  • Father and child
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Physician and patient
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • College teachers
  • Father and child
  • Physician and patient
  • Widowers
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Smart people, Miramax Films and Groundswell Productions present in association with Sherezade Films and Visitor Pictures a Corduroy Films/Table Top Films production in association with QED International ; directed by Noam Murro ; written by Mark Jude Poirier ; produced by Bridget Johnson, Michael Costigan, Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)
Isbn
9780788885822
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936755916
  • 031398138020
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
5650603
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)228111427
  • 827248
  • (OCoLC)ocn228111427
  • 827248
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Smart people, Miramax Films and Groundswell Productions present in association with Sherezade Films and Visitor Pictures a Corduroy Films/Table Top Films production in association with QED International ; directed by Noam Murro ; written by Mark Jude Poirier ; produced by Bridget Johnson, Michael Costigan, Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)
Isbn
9780788885822
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936755916
  • 031398138020
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
5650603
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)228111427
  • 827248
  • (OCoLC)ocn228111427
  • 827248
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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