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Nursery University -- Set in New York City, the epicenter of a phenomenon cropping up in communities across the United States, Nursery University reveals the oddly competitive process of nursery school admissions.


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Directed by
Marc H. Simon 
Matthew Makar (co-director)
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Marc H. Simon (written by)

Produced by
Matthew Makar .... producer
Marc H. Simon .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
Cinematography by
Sam Henriques 
Robert Richman 
Film Editing by
M. Watanabe Milmore 
Tom Patterson 
Production Management
Francine Dauw .... production manager
Sound Department
Anthony D'Erasmo .... mastering engineer
Nicholas Renbeck .... re-recording mixer
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising sound editor
John Sember .... sound mixer
Animation Department
Jordan Bruner .... animator
Christina Capozzi Riley .... animator (as Christina Capozzi)
Victoria Harris .... assistant animator
Brian O'Connell .... animation director
Richard O'Connor .... animation director
Editorial Department
Maria Adler .... additional editorial
Viviana Diaz .... assistant editor
Steve Heffner .... associate editor
M. Watanabe Milmore .... supervising editor
Music Department
Anthony D'Erasmo .... music mixer

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Creepy Dressed Up As Cute, 15 May 2009
Author: ptcan from United States

Fascinating look at a very alien world, parents in NYC frantic trying to get their kids in the "right" nursery school. The film is light in tone, and a few of the parents actually seem like sane individuals with good intentions. A few of the parents really need therapy which they can apparently afford if they are willing to fork over that kind of money.

Although a few of the educators in the process stress that the process is over wrought, they clearly buy into it. I wonder if the kids all of whom are uniformly cute and charming will turn into unbearable brats washed in a steady bath of entitlement after a few years of going through the application process for kindergarten, then grade school and so on.

Good primer for the upper class folks who have yet to subject their child to this sort of insanity and eagerly await the opportunity. Also a good primer for those of us who have less than gigantic incomes, less than perfect though perfectly decent nice and smart kids, we can say hey we aren't as messed up as we thought.

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