Brightest Star

2014

Brightest Star

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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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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (13)

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

    February 7, 2014 | Rating: 2.0/5 | Full Review…
  • Shallow, contrived, toothless and ultimately forgettable.

    February 2, 2014 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • Notable for its effective performances and for the sincerity with which it tries to capture the confusion of young adulthood, but it often chooses simplicity over depth.

    January 31, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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."

    January 31, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Brightest Star is a dim boy-meets-girl relationship drama that is low on conflict and charm, despite a relatable premise and a strong young ensemble.

    January 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/10 | 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.

    January 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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