THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST

By Josh SHELOV

ECHO BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2010

The most sought-after spot in Manhattan is no longer the multimillion-dollar Upper East Side apartment.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josh SHELOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Josh SHELOV, Michael JAEGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicholas SIMON, Patricia WEISER, Robert WEISER
    • Synopsis
    • THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST is set amongst New York City's posh elite, where “bloodsport" pertains to the cutthroat process of parents competing to get their toddlers into the city’s private kindergartens.
      After a recent move to the Upper East Side, fresh-faced young couple Jeff and Samantha, find themselves jumping through hoops to get their five-year-old daughter into one of the city’s elite schools. When every private school in Manhattan informs Samantha that she’s simply too late to apply for a spot, the couple hires an “educational consultant” to find a crack in the system.
      The oddball consultant does precisely that, and Jeff and Samantha are granted a rare interview at the posh Coventry Day School under the false pretense that Jeff is a renowned poet, instead of the humdrum computer programmer he is in real life. Soon Samantha and Jeff are thrust upon the most elite stages of Upper East Side society, not on the strength of their character, but on the back of an absurd charade. This decision leads to an explosive and hilarious climax in front of an audience of New York City’s ‘best and brightest’.
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