Smart People

$9m

DBO

$2m

FBO
15 2006 95 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Ever since his wife passed away, Lawrence Wetherhold has become overly acerbic and self-absorbed. He's alienated his son and transformed his daughter into a friendless overachiever. Now, at the precise moment Lawrence thought he had finally figured it all out, his life comes crashing down all around him as he falls for a former student and his shiftless adopted brother comes knocking on the door in search of a place to stay. Though Lawrence always relied on his intelligence to get him out of life's little jams in the past, it's going to take quite a bit more than intellectual thinking to move past this sticky stage in his suddenly chaotic life.

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Featured Clips

Smart People - Firsts

Smart People - Firsts

It's a night of firsts for both Lawrence and Vanessa. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Smart People - A Second Chance

Smart People - A Second Chance

After a disasterous first date, Lawrence and Janet try an awkward do-over. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Smart People - A Blur

Smart People - A Blur

Lawrence suffers from a seizure and is forbidden to drive for six months. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), Vanessa (Ellen Page)

Smart People - Forty-five Minutes

Smart People - Forty-five Minutes

Lawrence and Janet's first date is a bit one-sided. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Smart People - I Respect You

Smart People - I Respect You

As Lawrence and Janet's relationship continues to grow, another starts to get left behind. In this scene: In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), James (Ashton Holmes)

Smart People - Psychological Well-Being

Smart People - Psychological Well-Being

Lawrence scours the racks at Goodwill for his dead wife's things. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), James (Ashton Holmes)

Smart People - Perfect Christmas

Smart People - Perfect Christmas

This holiday season is full of distractions and dodged meetings. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), James (Ashton Holmes)

Smart People - Dead Peoples' Clothes

Smart People - Dead Peoples' Clothes

After a follow up appointment, Lawrence has an awkward run in with Janet, all the while, Vanessa and Chuck discuss the benefits of donating. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Smart People - Prof. Wetherhold

Smart People - Prof. Wetherhold

Lawrence, a disgruntled professor, is less than pleased when his adopted brother pays him a visit. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church)

Now Playing: Smart People - Firsts
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker

It's a night of firsts for both Lawrence and Vanessa. In this scene: Lawrence (Dennis Quaid), Vanessa (Ellen Page), Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker)