The Best and the Brightest (2010)


“Obviously we all want to be sodomized on some subconscious level. But we don’t write about it for many many pages. ” – Henry

Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 Apr 2011 and 2 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A young yuppie couple try to deal with getting their child into an elite Kindergarten in New York City despite many signs that make things so much more difficult.

My Take on it –This is a film that I first saw about a decade ago, yet didn’t recall absolutely anything about the plot or what happens here.

There is a reason for that apparently;  This is a horrendous movie that doesn’t seem to work at all.

The cast has so much potential, but they just aren’t given enough to work with here which is a complete shame because I expected so much more from them.

Niel Patrick Harris is an amazing actor, but even he fails miserably with what he has been given in this film.

The story makes very little sense and the fact that they take things to such far extremes takes so much away from the story that could have been so much better.

The runtime is a brisk 93 minutes, yet things still feel as if they are dragging along too much of the time.

They try a bit too hard to attempt at making this feel relevant, timely and funny yet utterly fail in all three accounts

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – At the book club meeting, Henry tells Jeff that he studied poetry at Barnard. Barnard is an all-girls’ school. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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