Saturday, April 12, 2008
The family drama, Smart People, has a lot to say. A widowed father and his two kids, deal with the issue of grief. The father is a brusque, college professor who is faced with the reality of his flaws. The kids are bright and interesting, but almost invisible to him. The performances are excellent, it's a brilliant cast. The film is a bit off balance, with a choppy structure, and editing. I forgave all this with the ending. The family dynamic, love and acceptance ring strong at the end.