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Brightest Star (2013)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 January 2014 (USA)
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After the heartbreaking end of his first love, a recent college graduate sets out to win back the girl of his dreams only to discover a greater journey awaits him.

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Maggie Kiley

Writers:

Maggie Kiley (screenplay), Matthew Mullen (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Lowell ... The Boy
Rose McIver ... Charlotte Cates
Jessica Szohr ... Lita Markovic
Alex Kaluzhsky ... Ray
Clark Gregg ... Mr. Markovic
Allison Janney ... The Astronomer
Elvy ... Jodi (as Elvy Yost)
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Lambert
Todd Weeks ... Jeff
Mando Alvarado ... Juan
Jason Ralph ... Gary
Jeffrey Addiss ... Tokagawa
Marcus Lorenzo Marcus Lorenzo ... Alpha Co-Worker
Roevely Rancell Roevely Rancell ... Beta Co-Worker
Ariya Ghahramani ... Gaurav
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After the heartbreaking end of his first love, a recent college graduate sets out to win back the girl of his dreams only to discover a greater journey awaits him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Light Years See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Maggie Kiley's feature directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Boy: I always imagined there'd be a time in my life where everything would line up and the universe would reveal its plan to me. What was once confusing and overwhelming would reassemble into something so clear and so bright, there's no way I wouldn't know what to do. And I guess you could say that's what happened.
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Version of Some Boys Don't Leave (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Run Run
Written by Phillip LaRue and Allen Salmon
Performed by The Rival
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Maggie Kiley's hangup ....
3 August 2014 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

There is one thing about this flick that ruined the whole movie for me! Why? Oh, Why? Did Maggie Kiley use so many close-ups of Chris Lowell's face? It's like every 8 minutes --- close-up. Does Ms Kiley have a 'thing' for Lowell's face? Am I the only one to notice this weird obsession from start to finish?

Actually the plot gets difficult to follow because Lowell's face is constantly taking over the story. I get the message - he's young, confused, thinks he's in love, and like most people finding direction and focus in ones life is not easy. This would have been a superb story had Maggie Kiley stuck with the conscience direction of 'the boy'. Instead she plastered his face on screen at every chance. It got on my nerve's!

So to sum up this review - if you want a shallow story floating around a guy's pretty face - this is the flick for you!


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