Sneak Preview: The Best and the Brightest Starring Neil Patrick Harris
All offers for The Best & The Brightest, starring NPH (Sneak Preview and Q&A) have expired.
The last date listed for The Best & The Brightest, starring NPH (Sneak Preview and Q&A) was Tuesday April 12, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dennis Trigubetz
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Good acting by Bonnie Somerville but much of the scenes seemed forced and Neil Patrick Harris seemed uncomfortable and embarrassed to be in this movie. He was totally unbelievable and exhibited no acting chops for his character.
Crude sexuality running through most of the movie was over the top and became tiresome. Also, it was objectionable to use the couple's 5-year-old daughter to entrap a male adult in a situation that falsely implied a sexual situation.
A talented cast and an interesting theme on the lengths parents will go to get their kids into elite private schools was torpedoed by a heavy-handed script with way too much emphasis on crude sexuality.
Quotes & Highlights
A cast to die for, an unpredictable plot full of twists, and a nothing-held-back sense of silly, yet intelligent sense of humor—these are just some of the things that make The Best and the Brightest live up to its name. Josh Shelov directs one of the edgiest comedies ever to touch on the rearing of children, featuring Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville as a newly-transplanted New York yuppie couple trying in vain to enroll their little girl into an absurdly elitist private kindergarten. After they hire eccentric placement consultant Amy Sedaris, a most outlandish “Three’s Company”-meets-the-Farrelly Brothers chain of events tumbles into place. To say any more would be to ruin the film’s many surprises, but get stoked for savage swipes at class struggle, as well as some of the most hilarious filthy “poetry” on record. British sensation Peter Serafinowicz, John Hodgman and an outrageously sleazy Christopher McDonald also star in the fiercest farce so far this year. Director/co-writer Josh Shelov, co-writer Michael Jaeger and composer Ted Masur will be on hand for a Q&A after the film on both nights. Co-star Bridget Regan will join them on the 11th, and co-star Bonnie Somerville will join them on the 12th.