The Best and the Brightest

Synopsis: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go to in order to get their five-year-old daughter into school.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Josh Shelov
Production: PMK*BNC
 
IMDB:
5.0
Metacritic:
26
Rotten Tomatoes:
26%
R
Year:
2010
93 min
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(LIGHTNING STRIKING)

(TIGER GROWLING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(WIND HOWLING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

ANNOUNCER ON RADIO: Tropical

storm warnings are now in effect

for all of

the Gulf Coast.

We're looking at a strong Category

3, so board up those windows

and get ready

for a wild ride.

Folks, there are emergency

shelters being set up in King County

and Scarborough County.

(SWITCHING CHANNEL)

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

(OPENING CAR DOOR)

(VEHICLE APPROACHING)

Howie!

Johnny Gavineau.

You got the permit?

Yes, I do.

(CLANKING)

This is against

my better judgment.

(SIGHS)

Okay. Let's get to it.

JOHNNY:
Yeah, I gotta

get back to the coast.

(CLEARING THROAT)

There's a hurricane coming.

(CLEARING THROAT)

I got property there. I gotta

get the place battened down.

(GROWLING)

Never touch the cage.

Was he trained?

Trained how? Jump

through a hoop on fire?

He can do that?

No.

Well, does he just sit

there and look pretty?

I thought he

was a circus cat.

Circus don't want him.

(TIGER ROARS)

Look, I'm starting

a safari ranch.

This is my

main attraction.

I need, you know,

a scary animal.

Scary?

Yeah. That's what

the tourists pay to see.

I don't think this

cat's scary enough.

I'm not paying top dollar for an

animal that doesn't scare anyone

and doesn't know

any tricks.

Now, maybe if

I'm paying less,

say, $5,000 less...

Mr. Gavineau, the only

reason we are talking

is because last month this

cat attacked a circus horse

while 300 of

your tourists

ran screaming

for their lives.

Chased her down,

did he?

Went 16 feet over a cage.

Passed 11 other horses

just to get to this one.

Silver Dollar

was her name.

He broke her spine

so that she couldn't move,

and then

he ate her alive.

You ever heard a horse

scream, Mr. Gavineau?

You want to know why

he went after that one?

Because

she was the pretty one.

And you're right,

Mr. Gavineau.

This cat,

he's not scary.

He's evil.

(BANGS CAGE)

(LAUGHING NERVOUSLY)

This is a waste of time

and my gas money.

I'll take it!

Plus your expenses.

Cat hasn't eaten

in two weeks.

That's how you show him

who's boss.

And when you move him, you

roll the cage with this.

(TRUCK DOOR OPENS)

Safari park, huh?

Well, good luck

with that.

(TRUCK DOOR CLOSES)

(TRUCK STARTING)

Good luck with that.

Man makes his own luck!

Isn't that right,

Lucifer?

(TIGER GROWLS)

Tom, you there?

(FEEDBACK ON WALKIE-TALKIE)

Tom.

Tom, come on.

Remember? I told you they

have fish here. You love fish.

They have all... Come look

at this. Come look at this.

See, look. Come here.

They have yellow fish.

Blue fish, purple fish.

I think they even

have clown fish.

Tom, come on. You're

gonna be happy here.

Mom would have loved

this place. Okay?

It took me

a long time to find it.

I know you understand.

This is your home now. You

cannot come to college with me.

Hey.

Please do not

screw this up.

(DOCTOR CLEARING THROAT)

DOCTOR:
So, you've been

living with your stepfather,

but you've

taken care of Tom

since your mother

passed away.

And after college,

will you once again

be taking on Tom's care?

Yes.

No red.

That depends on,

of course,

what's best for Tom

at that point.

I have custodianship, so I

will be checking in on him.

Sorry,

he does not like red.

Well, then let's

get things settled.

Tom, would you like to

say goodbye to your sister?

So, I'm gonna take off.

I'll see you in a couple

of weeks, all right?

(YELLING) No! No touch!

No! No, no!

No!

I'm so sorry.

(CONTINUES YELLING)

I've got...

I got his stuff out.

He likes this...

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