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Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

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Lawrence Wetherhold
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Janet Hartigan
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Chuck Wetherhold
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Vanessa Wetherhold
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James Wetherhold
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Nancy
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Missy
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William
Don Wadsworth ...
Hadley
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Roth
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Curtis
Kevin James Doyle ...
Rodney
Paul Huber ...
Ben (as Paul J. Huber)
Iva Jean Saraceni ...
Volunteer
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Parking Lot Attendant
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Weller
Jane Mowder ...
Knight
Adam Kroloff ...
Talbot
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Waiter
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Brooke
Kiley Caughey ...
Linsey
Christy Harst ...
Waitress
Rick Warner ...
Bloomberg
Barret Hackney ...
Joseph
José A. Rivas ...
Student (as Jose A. Rivas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zilda Alvez ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tony Amen ...
Dining Patron (uncredited)
Elysia Annacini ...
Professor (uncredited)
Stephanie Bankosh ...
Airport Patron (uncredited)
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Pool Shark (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Will Guffey ...
Student (uncredited)
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Diner Guest (uncredited)
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Man at Luggage Pick-up (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Jason Menz ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn ...
Club Scene: Dining (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jon Yu ...
Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Noam Murro

Written by

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Mark Poirier ... (written by) (as Mark Jude Poirier)

Produced by

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Omar Amanat ... executive producer
Deborah Aquila ... co-producer
Steffen Aumueller ... executive producer (as Steffen Aumüller)
Bill Block ... executive producer
Said Boudarga ... executive producer
Claus Clausen ... co-producer
Michael Costigan ... producer
Marina Grasic ... executive producer
Paul Hanson ... executive producer
Bridget Johnson ... producer
Michael London ... producer
Kenneth Orkin ... executive producer
Bruna Papandrea ... producer
Jennifer Roth ... executive producer
Edward Rugoff ... executive producer (as Ed Rugoff)
Glenn M. Stewart ... co-producer (as Glenn Stewart)
John Woldenberg ... co-producer

Music by

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Nuno Bettencourt

Cinematography by

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Toby Irwin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen
Yana Gorskaya

Editorial Department

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Doug Delaney ... digital intermediate colorist: Post Logic Studios
Ron Ischovitsch ... digital intermediate scanning technician: Post Logic Studios
Matthew W. Johnson ... iq editor: Post Logic Studios
Eva Prelle ... digital intermediate producer: Post Logfic Studios
Stuart Sperling ... first assistant editor
David Townsend ... post-production coordinator
Benjamin Wiser ... post-production assistant
Kenny Becker ... color timer (uncredited)
Brian Hayashi ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Jennifer L. Smith ... (as Jennifer Smith)
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Patti Podesta

Art Direction by

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Ron Mason

Set Decoration by

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Teresa Visinare

Costume Design by

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Amy Westcott

Makeup Department

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Ron Berkeley ... key makeup artist
Judy Chin ... makeup department head
Mandy Lyons ... hair department head
Kelly Nelson ... key hair artist
Cammi Upton ... makeup production assistant (uncredited)
Teresa Valenzuela ... wig maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alexis Arnold ... production supervisor
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Roth ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lillian Awa ... second second assistant director
Richard Graves ... first assistant director
Eric Sherman ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Kimberlee Andrews ... art department coordinator
Timothy Barnhill ... set dresser
Joshua Bonnett ... on-set painter
Lisa Bruno ... on-set painter
Keith Brzozowski ... carpenter
Paul Bucciarelli ... on-set dresser
Robert Buncher ... set dresser
Eileen Garrigan ... lead scenic
Thomas J. Garrigan ... assistant property master (as Tom Garrigan)
Jim Heastings ... carpenter
Don Hedenburg ... paint foreman
Darryl Henley ... storyboard artist
Gary Jurysta ... on-set painter
Lauren Jurysta ... on-set painter
Kenneth J. Kellers ... lead dresser (as Ken Kellers)
Mark E. Kiley ... carpenter
Lara Lampenfield ... on-set painter (as Lara Lampenfeld)
Merissa Lombardo ... on-set painter
Lauri Mancuso ... on-set painter
Joseph A. Manni ... carpenter
Mike Matesic ... carpenter (as Michael J. Matesic)
Michael J. McKee ... carpenter (as Michael McKee)
Barbie Pastorik ... buyer
Justin Pelissero ... additional set dresser
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator
Ray Pivirotto ... lead dresser
Ronald J. Reitlinger ... carpenter
Mike Richer ... construction foreman
Michael Sabo ... property master (as Michael A. Sabo)
Christopher St. Pierre ... on-set painter
Diana Stoughton ... on-set painter
Scott B. Wood ... carpenter
Smith Harper Hutchings ... buyer (uncredited) / set dresser (uncredited)
Jonathan Joseph ... art department intern (uncredited)
Mary O'Brien ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jesse Ross ... on-set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Noah Blough ... foley editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Jim Emswiller ... sound mixer
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Sandy Gendler ... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty ... dialogue editor (as Rob Getty)
Danielle Ghent ... dialogue editor (as Danielle Fiorello)
Chato Hill ... assistant sound editor
Jon Johnson ... sound effects editor
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist (as Pam Kahn)
Ronald Kelly ... assistant sound editor (as Ron Kelly)
Brian Magerkurth ... sound mix technician
Dennis Maitland II ... boom operator (as Dennis Maitland)
Derek Marcil ... re-recording mixer
Brian Slack ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Mamie Stein ... second boom operator
Lucy Sustar ... foley mixer
Justin Herman ... sound stage technician (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins ... layback mixer (uncredited)
Doug Mountain ... sound engineer (uncredited)
Jared Seidman ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Hank Addleberry ... special effects coordinator
Jim McPherson ... special effects assistant
Raymond M. Tasillo ... special effects assistant (as Ray Tasillo)
Jim Heastings ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Grant Janssen ... senior systems engineer: Post Logic Strudios
Eric Pardee ... data management: Post Logic Studios
Patrick Phillips ... inferno artist: Post Logic Studios

Stunts

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Matt Baker ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Blane Allan ... additional grip
Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Kevin Brady ... grip
Jarrett Buba ... electrician (as Jarret Buba)
Matthew Bulleri ... additional grip
Terrence C. Burke ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Terrence Burke)
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli ... dolly grip (as Brian Buzzelli)
Jorgen Christenen ... additional electrician (as Jorgen Christensen)
Steven H. Cohagen ... additional grip (as Steven H. Cohagan)
Joe Colangelo ... gaffer
Bart Flaherty ... key grip
Matthew J. Fridg ... additional electrician
Brad Garris ... additional grip
Greg Genco ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David 'Yoko' Jose ... additional grip (as David Jose)
R. Scott Lawrence ... video assist operator
Chris Muchow ... additional electrician
Sean Murray ... additional electrician
Jean-Pierre Nutini ... electrician
Brian S. Osmond ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Brian Osmond)
David D. Pfenninger ... additional electrician
Ralph Roger Pivirotto ... grip (as Ralph Pivirotto)
Brian Powers ... electrician
Gilbert Salas ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ryan Schlagbaum ... additional electrician
Rich Schutte ... additional grip (as Richard K. Schutte)
Terry Shirk ... electrician
Doug Stanczak ... video assist operator
Brian Tilden ... additional electrician
Jeff Vandermolen ... best boy electric
Michael Zinobile ... best boy grip
Nick Zinobile ... grip
Tonja Greenfield ... camera loader (uncredited)
David Pipik ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... casting: Pittsburgh
Samantha Finkler ... casting associate
Melissa Mittereder ... extras casting assistant
Amy Monroe ... casting assistant: Pittzburgh
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting
Katie Shenot ... extras casting
Erin Toner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Roemehl Hawkins ... assistant costume designer
Steffany Bernstein Pratt ... costume supervisor (as Steffany Bernstein)
Brigitta Romanov ... costumer
Melissa Seitzer ... set costumer
Andrew Huntley II ... wardrobe intern (uncredited)
Hannah Jacobs ... costume intern (uncredited)

Location Management

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Joshua M. Dragotta ... location scout (as Josh Dragotta)
Greg Felmley ... assistant location manager (as Greg Felmey)
Alex Hamilton ... assistant location manager (as Alex Mary Hamilton)
Kathy McCurdy ... location manager
Bob Ruefle ... assistant location manager
Kristin Sanctis ... location coordinator
Colby Shrefler ... assistant location manager
James A. Mahathey ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nuno Bettencourt ... musician: vocals
Charlie Bisharat ... musician: violin
Joseph Brown ... music engineer
Suze DeMarchi ... musician: vocals
Charles Martin Inouye ... music editor
Bryan Lawson ... music editor (as Bryan Elliot Lawson)
Cameron Stone ... musician: cello
Sam Zeines ... assistant music editor
Bryan Clements ... scoring crew (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman ... scoring crew (uncredited)
Scott W. Hallgren ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / musician: piano (uncredited)
Steve Juliani ... music preparation (uncredited)
Todd Kasow ... music editor (uncredited)
Greg Loskorn ... scoring technician (uncredited)
Adam Michalak ... score recordist (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Michael Stern ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dennis Braun ... transportation captain
Daniel J. Dickman ... driver
Lauren Donnelly ... driver (as Lauren B. Donnelly)
Robert W. Fazio ... driver
Albert E. Hippert Sr. ... driver
Kenneth Jones ... driver
Richard P. Mareno ... driver
Tom McCue ... driver (as Tommy McCue)
Timothy McLaughlin ... driver (as Tim McLaughlin)
Ron Miller ... driver
Victor Najanick ... driver
Joseph C. Pokorny ... driver (as Joe Pokorny)
Joe Rogers ... driver
Byron Roland ... driver
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Terrence J. Sullivan ... driver (as Terence J. Sullivan)
Greg Viglione ... driver
Tom Weifenbach ... driver
Keith Wichryk ... driver (as Keith John Wichryk)
Stella Zambrano ... driver (as Stella A. Zambrano)
Mike Bearer ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Matt Adler ... adr cast
Katie Apollo ... business and legal affairs: Groundswell
Teddy Au ... production accountant (as Theodore Au)
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Elizabeth A. Bergman ... post-production accountant (as Elizabeth Bergman)
Eric Borja ... assistant: Ms. Farrell, Groundswell
David Boyle ... business and legal affairs: Groundswell
Ranjani Brow ... adr cast
Craig T. Brown ... production assistant (as Craig Brown)
Ryan Cheevers ... business and legal affairs: Groundswell
June Christopher ... adr cast
Emma Cooper ... publicity consultant
Keith Cooper ... assistant chef
Romy Cutler-Lengyel ... adr cast
Tom Dooley ... stand-in: Mr. Quaid
Joshua Dupre ... assistant chef
Marc Dworkin ... script coordinator
David Farr ... assistant accountant
Juliana Farrell ... production executive: Groundswell
Kimberly Fox ... international sales: QED International
Elisa Gabrielli ... adr cast
Elizabeth Grave ... assistant: Mr. London
Tonya Greenfield ... production assistant
Will Greenfield ... assistant production coordinator
Paula Gregg ... craft service
Tracey Grimes ... account executive: Post Logic Studios
Andrew Hainey ... assistant chef
Peter Herzig ... chief financial officer: Groundswell
Chris Hinton ... production assistant
Wendy Hoffman ... adr cast (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Beau Holden ... assistant: Mr. Quaid
Bill Hooton ... production assistant (as William W. Hooton)
Steve Jacks ... intern
Richard Jannone ... adr cast
Tatyana Joffe ... international sales: QED International
Jonathan Joseph ... intern
Gina Kelly ... payroll accountant
Carl Kent ... set medic
Cynthia Kim ... assistant: Ms. Papandrea
Kati Lightholder ... accounting clerk
Elina Malkin ... assistant: Mr. Murro
Matthew M. McCloskey ... production assistant (as Matthew McCloskey)
Ian McDade ... intern
Dominic Mecchia ... production assistant
Julie Moffa ... craft service assistant
Steven Montgomery ... business and legal affairs: Groundswell
Lauren Newhouse ... production assistant
Adam Nietupski ... intern
Timothy Papciak ... production assistant
Jason Planitzer ... production assistant
Maresa Pullman ... assistant: Mr. Costigan
Melinda Relyea ... assistant: Ms. Parker
Jean-Michel Richaud ... adr cast
James Rigal ... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Bert Rosario ... adr cast
Anthony Rossi III ... production coordinator
Kevin Schwimer ... adr cast
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Jason Silvis ... craft service assistant
Rick Simek ... chef
Raffi Simonian ... title designer: main titles, NAU
Mary Beth Spears ... set medic
Andrea Spring ... craft service assistant
Sharon Steinhauser ... business and legal affairs: Groundswell
Kylie Straub ... production assistant
Marie Tang ... assistant: Ms. Johnson
John Hans Tester ... adr cast (as Hans Tester)
Tara Tortorello ... assistant: Mr. Murro
Jared Underwood ... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Cammi Upton ... production assistant
Cristina Weigmann ... script supervisor
Matthew Wellins ... production assistant
Lisa Wilhoit ... adr cast
Dana Wilkey ... product placement: Adwil Agency
Janice Williams ... vice president of physical production: Groundswell
Vicki Dee Rock ... production executive (uncredited)
Barret Hackney ... standin (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw ... stand-in (uncredited)
Jeffrey Jones ... stand-in (uncredited)
Curtis McCormick ... epk sound (uncredited)
Benjamin Jeran McGinn ... stand-in (uncredited)
Susan Moran ... stand-in (uncredited)
Walter E. Myal ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Kristy Pace ... adr voice (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg ... remote head technician (uncredited)
Judy Strazzera ... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Anna Dobkin ... special thanks
Todd Eckert ... special thanks
Kaylin Frank ... special thanks
Roeg Sutherland ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he's a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne'er-do-well who's come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who's been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor's relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony? Written by

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Taglines Sometimes the smartest people have the most to learn See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gente inteligente (Spain)
  • Protingi zmones (Lithuania)
  • Розумники (Ukraine)
  • Una familia genial (Argentina)
  • Idiofyeis anthropoi (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $4,092,465, 13 Apr 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia Rachel Weisz was originally cast opposite Dennis Quaid in this film, but she decided to leave the project. She was then replaced with Sarah Jessica Parker. See more »
Goofs When Lawrence leaves the hotel room in New York, to meet with his publisher, he's walking down the hotel corridor carrying his tie and a champagne bottle in his hand, however he doesn't remove his tie or buy the champagne until after his meeting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Street Kings/Chaos Theory/My Blueberry Nights/Smart People/Young @ Heart (2008). See more »
Soundtracks This Is Your Life See more »
Quotes Vanessa Wetherhold: Everybody hates me.
Chuck Wetherhold: If you tell people they're stupid, they'll usually hate you.
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