When he is injured from a preventable incident, Professor Wetherford comes into contact with the steely medical doctor, Janet Hartigan(Sarah Jessica Parker), a former student. Due to his injury, Lawrence is restricted from driving and must rely on his adoptive brother to drive him around. Little does Professor Lawrence Wetherford know, his reliance upon his brother, daughter and medical doctor help redeem his life.
"Smart People" is an unusual movie.
The climatic scenes are underplayed and the audience is forced to figure out key moments. "Smart People" pays off to ticket buyers who have IQs over 99.