Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Smart People

  R Closed Captioning

Noam Murro

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

About the Movie

Set in the land of academia, a place where both Lawrence and Vanessa have taken refuge and plunged themselves into as escape from the external world. In spite of their high IQs, both father and daughter are equally clueless when it comes to navigating relationships. This becomes obvious as Vanessa develops a lineblurring relationship with her uncle, and Lawrence stumbles in romancing his doctor. If Vanessa wants a shot at happiness and Lawrence wants to make things work in his love life, both will have to adopt new attitudes or risk further alienation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 142
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 72
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The excellent script for Smart People is the work of Mark Jude Poirier, a fiction writer who has clearly spent enough time around English departments to have studied the tribal ways of the literary professoriate with ethnographic rigor. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Call it a 'could see' -- something you can drop in on when you have nothing better to do and emerge from feeling not at all cheated by the experience. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Though the principals are so appealing with their smart, comical exchanges, the film's forced situations keep it from being the clever, engaging tale it aspires to be. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 18, 2008

Rotten: In what world does Smart People exist? Clearly not the real one, though this dramedy wants to think it's filled with ironic insights about love and family. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Sep 18, 2009

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Customer Reviews

thumbs up!

A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!

Smart People
View in iTunes
  • $5.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

Customer Ratings