Brightest Star Movie

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2014 | Comedy Drama

After the heartbreaking end of his first great love, a recent college graduate sets out on a quest to win back the girl of his dreams, only to discover his own journey is just beginning. more

Release DateU.S.

Brightest Star was released on
Friday, January 31, 2014 Limited Release


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Clark Gregg
Mr. Markovic
Allison Janney
The Astronomer
Chris Lowell
The Boy
Rose McIver
Peter Jacobson
Dr. Lambert
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Maggie Kiley


Maggie Kiley


Gravitas Ventures

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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.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Maggie Kiley's 2009 short "Some Boys Don't Leave," which starred Jesse Eisenberg and won Kiley awards at the Tribeca and Palm Springs film fests.
Also Known As
  • Light Years

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