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Sundance Spotlight: Ellen Page, SJP in Smart People

I have been sulking ever since I couldn't into the premiere of Smart People at Sundance. The cast is fantastic and the buzz surrounding it has been good. The family dramedy stars Dennis Quaid as an acerbic widowed professor with some sassy kids (including Vanessa, played by Ellen Page) whose life gets complicated when he falls in love with his former student (Sarah Jessica Parker), and his adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) re-enters his life.

After the jump there are a couple clips from the movie, featuring Ellen Page once again making wisecracks like someone beyond her years. I'm still sad that I didn't get to a screening for this one, but the clips help a little. To check them out,


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Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
LOVED this movie. I expected the standard Hollywood fare, but it was so smartly written, with sharply drawn characters and witty dialogue. It is SO much better than Family Stone, for those doubters out there. And Thomas Hayden Church stole every scene he was in.
CillaB8 CillaB8 8 years
You can also view the trailer online, as well as the same clips, here:
awteena awteena 8 years
raieven I totally agree! While I was watching the first clip, I was thinking why they heck did they make Family Stone II?
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Ellen sort of reminded me of Rachel McAdams in these clips for some reason. Looks pretty good. I'll Netflix it.
ellipsery ellipsery 8 years
I'm so glad to see Ellen Page in another role. She's a great actress, and I hope she keeps getting work.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
the cast sounds good - don't know if i'm into the plot but i'm sure that i'll go see it when it comes to a theater near me
raieven raieven 8 years
The first clip reminds me of that other SJP movie "The Family Stone".
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
Ellen Page is so talented! I'm so glad to see she is in something else, I loved her in Juno!
pattyxxcore pattyxxcore 8 years
I have a bad, baaadddd a girl crush on Ellen Page.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
SMG is in this?
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