The Best and the Brightest (2011)

Best and the Brightest
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords education, parenthood
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Joshua Shelov Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Richard Schiffrin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Nicholas Simon Producer n/a 3 3000003
Robert Weiser Producer n/a 3 3000001
Patricia Weiser Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Jaeger Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
John Inwood Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jessica Kelly Casting n/a 179 10000002
Eden Daniels Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Suzanne Smith Casting n/a 179 10000001
Russell Barnes Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Iannuccilli Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ted Masur Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joshua Shelov Director n/a 2 2000001
Cornelia Guest Actor Brearley Mom 1 1000016
Christopher McDonald Actor The Player 1 1000006
Bridget Regan Actor Robin 1 1000007
Jenna Stern Actor Katherine Heilmann 1 1000005
Peter Serafinowicz Actor Clark 1 1000004
Bonnie Somerville Actor Sam 1 1000002
Amy Sedaris Actor Sue Lemon 1 1000003
John Hodgman Actor Henry 1 1000008
Kate Mulgrew Actor The Player's Wife 1 1000009
Emily Tremaine Actor Mica 1 1000014
Ralphie May Actor Security Guard 1 1000015
Nina Lisandrello Actor Bianca 1 1000013
Amelia Talbot Actor Beatrice 1 1000012
Kelly Coffield Park Actor Cindy 1 1000010
Steve Park Actor George 1 1000011
Neil Patrick Harris Actor Jeff 1 1000001
Synopsis
Jeff and Smanatha Jasinski are a middle aged couple that moved from Delaware to New York City with their five year old daughter for a last chance at "the big time". When they arrive to New York, they realize that there is a huge problem: they can't get their daughter into a single private kindergarten, all of which have been booked solid for months. The couple is immediately laughed at by every New York school administrator before desperately turning to a kindergarten consultant who believes Jeff should pose as a high-profile poet to have his child accepted, Jeff pawns off his friend's filthy e-mails and text messages as his poetry, which the principal loves. Through sexual blackmail and creative persuasion the Jasinskis battle to enroll their child for the fall semester