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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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Josh Shelov

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Jeff
Amelia Talbot ... Beatrice
Bonnie Somerville ... Sam
Nina Hodoruk ... Upper East Side Mom
Michael Elian ... Middle Eastern Bag Dealer
Suzanne Savoy ... Chapin Headmistress
Jennie Grace Jennie Grace ... Altoids Mom
Cornelia Guest ... Spence Mom
Brea Bee ... Grace Church Mom
Jenna Stern ... Katharine Heilmann
Kelly Coffield Park ... Cindy Tanaka-Blumstein (as Kelly Coffield)
Jos Laniado ... Luis the Super
Amy Sedaris ... Sue Lemon
Maria Armesto Maria Armesto ... Consuela
Peter Serafinowicz ... Clark
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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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Comedy

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cei mai destepti See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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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 »

Quotes

[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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Bruno's Dancing Shoes
Written and Performed by Kenneth James Gibson (BMI)
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A farce about the insanity of getting your kid into the 'right' private school in NYC
3 June 2011 | by ndw5240See all my reviews

I went to this preview because I thought the premise had a lot of promise; my good friends living in New York are living testimonials to the absurdity of getting into preschool. A couple from Delaware move to Manhattan, with the assumption that they will actually get their five year old into a school. Not so fast. To make this happen, a charade is constructed, and soon it takes off on a mind of its own. This movie did a great job,and was hysterical. It had a great pace, and great characters. Many of the concepts (like sexting as high art poetry) were brilliant. I hope this film takes off, because it is an original , and thoroughly enjoyable story.


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