The Best and the Brightest
The movie is supposed to be making fun of all the lovely uppity/yuppie/insert other terms here parents who are obsessed with trying to get their children into a great kindergarten (or preschool, etc.). That really isn’t in the movie though. That premise is actually pretty good and would work. The Best and the Brightest kind of goes off and does it’s own odd thing.
The movie has a number of talented people in it, which is probably what will attract most people. Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Sedaris, Peter Serafinowicz, Christopher McDonald, John Hodgman, etc. A slew of talented people that all are at least ok, some actually turn in some really good performance. Those who don’t I feel has more to do with a less than stellar script or something getting shifted around in the movie.
There are a lot of jokes that could have been made. The critic could have been great. The movie just doesn’t go there though. Instead they go into a slightly quirky and very odd place. That’s not to say it isn’t funny. If you’re willing to just follow the movie, you’ll probably laugh. Unfortunately the jokes do get reused and old.
For the most part I didn’t mind the movie, but it wasn’t consistent for me. My interest came and went.