Smart People

Smart People

Smart People Synopsis

Professor Lawrence Wetherhold might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant--but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His teenaged daughter is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows all too closely in dad's misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne'er-do-well brother has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can't seem to find passion in anything anymore, not even the Victorian literature in which he's an expert, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student, the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with often comical, sometimes heartbreaking, consequences for himself and everyone around him.

Rated for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality

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Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid

Lawrence Wetherhold

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker

Janet Hartigan

Ellen Page
Ellen Page

Vanessa Wetherhold

Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church

Chuck Wetherhold

Jane Mowder
Jane Mowder

Julia Knight