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The Best and the Brightest

Roundup---best-1308857220109-thumbstandard New arrivals Jeff and Samantha are determined to get their 5-year-old daughter into New York City's most elite private kindergarten. But there's only one opening left, and the couple is about to find out just how cutthroat the competition is.
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NYT Review
“The Best and the Brightest" plays like a television pilot written by sexually frustrated frat boys and puts more energy into demeaning women than into sustaining a narrative. Read the review
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Absurd premise and weak script doom this comedy about haute-preschool angst.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
Josh Shelov's smug and smutty farce employs an estimable cast in an only sporadically funny story...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
 
Far too many sitcom shenanigans crop up like clockwork...
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
A repellent comedy that's less fun than a parasite infection...
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
Flies off its comic rails after an engaging start, never to land back on solid ground.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
The Best and the Brightest is amusing at times but never more than a modest diversion, lacking the cleverness and imagination required to turn it into more than a one-joke movie.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald  full review
 
The Best and the Brightest should be called The Worst and the Dumbest.
Rex Reed, New York Observer  full review
 
[A] Manhattan-set comedy of errors that's seriously more error than comedy.
Aaron Hillis, Village Voice  full review
 
Offering a fitfully funny sitcom plot clumsily stretched to 90 minutes, then goosed with increasingly tiresome doses of smuttiness and political incorrectness, The Best and the Brightest is neither.
Andrew Barker, Variety  full review
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Available From: Nov 02, 2011
  • Queued by: 151 people
Directed By
Josh Shelov
Cast
Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris, Peter Serafinowicz, Christopher McDonald, Kate Mulgrew, Kelly Coffield Park, Steve Park, Jenna Stern, Bridget Regan, John Hodgman
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