Brightest Star Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Allison Janney, Jessica Szohr, Chris Lowell, Rose McIver, Clark Gregg, Peter Jacobson, Maggie Kiley, Elvy Yost

Release Date:

Friday, January 31, 2014 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Brightest Star: Cast List

... Lita

"All Star Weekend" , "The Internship"  

... Mr. Markovic

"The Avengers" , "Moxie"  

... The Astronomer

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" , "The Addams Family"  

... The Boy

"Promising Young Woman" , "Veronica Mars"  

... Charlotte

"Brampton's Own" , "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding"  

... Dr. Lambert

"Cars 2" , "The Goldfinch"  

... Jodi


Who's making Brightest Star: Crew List

A look at the Brightest Star behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Maggie Kiley last directed Light Years. The film's writer Maggie Kiley last wrote Light Years.


Maggie Kiley


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Watch: Brightest Star Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Brightest Star?

Key Facts

  1. 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2013: The film was in Completed status.

Brightest Star Release Date: When was the film released?

Brightest Star was released in 2014 on Friday, January 31, 2014 (Limited release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Labor Day, That Awkward Moment and Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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