Brightest Star

2014

Brightest Star (2014)

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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. (C) Gravitas

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This is a movie that so privileges the perspective of the good-looking foofy-haired white male that it makes you understand the absolutely pejorative aspect of the term "heteronormative."

Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Lowell's considerable charm goes a long way toward filling in the gaps and the story's emphasis on self-discovery over romantic couplings supplies enough interest to sustain the brisk 80-minute running time.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Gives us a story of love among 20-somethings without telling us enough about the main characters to indicate why we should care about their perfectly ordinary entanglements.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Beware any movie that talks about what it is before being what it is.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Straining to meld a love triangle with an astronomy lesson, the rom-com "The Brightest Star" disappears into a black hole of cliché.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Far from burning bright, this earnest indie starts out dull and gets duller.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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