The best and the brightest

Format: DVD 2011
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual COM BEST DVD 3808
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Summary
New York City newcomers Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris) and Samantha (Bonnie Somerville) discover just how fast a little white lie can spiral out of control while attempting to get their five-year-old daughter into the hyper-competitive school system in this farcical comedy from director Josh Shelov. Sam has always dreamt of living in the big city. Little did she realize that getting her daughter into a good private school by the start of the fall semester would be the biggest challenge she ever undertook. Discouraged yet determined to cut through the bureaucracy at all costs, Sam convinces Jeff to hire Sue Lemon (Amy Sedaris), a quirky consultant, who lands them an interview at the renowned Coventry Day School by convincing the stuffy headmistress (Jenna Stern) that computer programmer Jeff is actually an esteemed poet. Suddenly thrust before the entire school board as he attempts to maintain the elaborate ruse, the reluctant Jeff finds himself the toast of the Upper East Side. Eventually, Jeff and Sam are forced to choose between building their future on a fragile foundation of lies or admitting the truth and potentially being laughed all the way back to Delaware. Kate Mulgrew, Christopher McDonald, and John Hodgman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Parenting -- Drama.
Kindergarten facilities -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Private schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Publisher [United States] :Flatiron Film Company :2011
Marketed and distributed by New Video Group,
Edition Full screen.
Contributors Weiser, Patricia.
Weiser, Robert.
Shelov, Joshua.
Jaeger, Michael.
Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973-
Somerville, Bonnie, 1974-
Sedaris, Amy.
McDonald, Christopher, 1955-
Mulgrew, Kate, 1955-
Hodgman, John.
High Treason Pictures.
Wellfleet Phantasy Productions.
Big Indie Pictures.
Flatiron Film Company.
New Video Group.
Participants/Performers Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris, Christopher McDonald, Kate Mulgrew, John Hodgman.
Other Contributors Director of photography, John Inwood ; editor, Peter, Iannuccilli ; music, Ted Masur.
Audience Rating: R; for pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture.
System Details DVD, full screen; Dobly Digital 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1422942899
9781422942895
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