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The Best and the Brightest (2010)

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Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town.... See full summary »


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Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go to in order to get their five-year-old daughter into school. Written by Writers

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It's always the nicest people who have the filthiest minds. See more »



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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity. | See all certifications »

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16 October 2010 (USA)  »

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At the book club meeting, Henry tells Jeff that he studied poetry at Barnard. Barnard is an all-girls' school. See more »


[first lines]
Jeff: Yo, B.
Beatrice: I'm up.
Jeff: Check it! "You are now leaving Delaware". Get ready to say goodbye to Delaware everybody. Here it comes... , Bye Delaware!
Beatrice: Bye Delaware! Bye Delaware! I'll see ya later.
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.5 (2009) See more »


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Written and Performed by Kenneth James Gibson (BMI)
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I want to shoot myself
11 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I shut it off after 31 minutes. I decided to register and logon at minute 13. It is unbearable. The characters are straight out of sitcoms. There is no more loathsome character than whoever Amy Sedaris is trying to be. Every headmistress of the schools is the dimmest cow each one dimmer and more awful than the last. I really can't tell you more than that because it is so awful. We get it, really we do. Getting your snowflake into a private Manhattan kindergarten is harder than winning every Nobel prize a Pulitzer an Oscar and a MacArthur genius grant on the same say while giving birth to the Messiah and successfully operating the world's biggest hedge fund.

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