Brightest Star

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Released 2014

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Director:
Maggie Kiley
Released:
2014
Rating:
Not rated
Fresh out of college, a young man (Chris Lowell) is left devastated when the girl of his dreams dumps him. Refusing to move on, he devises a plan to transform himself into the man she desires. After resigning himself to working for the head of a company in corporate mediocrity (Clark Gregg), he falls for a hipster songstress (Jessica Szohr) who likes him as he is. As his path continues to unfold unexpectedly, the counsel of a kindred spirit astronomer (Allison Janney) helps him understand how to truly carve out a place in the universe.

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  • 50

    The A.V. Club Mike D

    So terminally bland is Brightest Star's protagonist (played by Chris Lowell) that screenwriters Maggie Kiley (who also directed) and Matthew Mullen couldn't be tasked to provide hi...

  • 40

    The Dissolve Andrew Lapin

    The chief problem is that no matter what the nameless dude is up to, it hardly seems to matter.

  • 40

    Village Voice Sherilyn Connelly

    It's either much smarter and more profound than it's letting on, or it doesn't add up to anything at all. Or maybe both — it's all relative.

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Comedy, Drama