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The Best and the Brightest (2010)

R | | Comedy | 16 October 2010 (USA)
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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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... Jeff
... Beatrice
... Sam
... Upper East Side Mom
... Middle Eastern Bag Dealer
... Chapin Headmistress
Jennie Grace ... Altoids Mom
... Spence Mom
... Grace Church Mom
... Katharine Heilmann
... Cindy Tanaka-Blumstein (as Kelly Coffield)
... Luis the Super
... Sue Lemon
Maria Armesto ... Consuela
... 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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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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Cei mai destepti  »

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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 »

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[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 Conan: Quoth the Hipster, 'Whatevermore.' (2011) See more »

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Written and Performed by Kenneth James Gibson (BMI)
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brilliant, must-see film
8 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this film at a small screening in Ambler PA with the writer/director on hand. It was the best thing I've seen all year. Funny, witty, fast paced, unpredictable, and NOT aimed at a bunch of hormonal 15 year old boys. This is a movie for grownups - open minded grownups.

The plot about the parents' struggle to get their daughter into a tony kindergarten is almost secondary: what makes this film so brilliant are the characters. These are real people - as over the top as some of them are at times, these are real people, portrayed in a refreshing and open manner. The casting is brilliant; I honestly can't say who was my favorite performer because they were all outstanding in their roles from start to finish.

See this movie, you'll be glad you did.


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