Here are the flicks we're most excited to see at the film festival; our onslaught of coverage starts Thursday.|
by Larry Carroll, published on Jan 15 2008 7:59 PM EST
As far as U.S. moviemaking goes, it's the Super Bowl of Cinema, the World Series of Watching and the Final Four of Film. We're speaking, of course, about the one and only Sundance Film Festival.
Once again, your MTV Movies team will be strapping on the snowshoes and heading to Park City, Utah, for the fest, which runs from Thursday through January 27. We'll be fueled by memories of the first time we saw "Little Miss Sunshine" and the moment when we knew "Napoleon Dynamite" would become a household name and fueled by a whole lot of Red Bull for those late-night screenings too.
While there are several dozen candidates vying for breakout status in the Class of 2008, there are some flicks that already have us drooling in anticipation. Be sure to stay close to MTVNews.com and the Movies Blog for in-depth coverage beginning Thursday, but in the meantime, read on for our list of the Ten Most Anticipated Films we'll be first in line to see.
4. "Smart People"
Why We Care: It's Juno's world, we're just living in it. And for all those wondering what actress Ellen Page is doing next, here's your answer. "Smart People" follows a widowed literature teacher (Dennis Quaid) who falls for a former student (Sarah Jessica Parker) while doing his best to hold together a life complicated by a troublemaking brother (Thomas Haden Church) and disapproving kids (Page, Ashton Holmes).
What We Fear: By all accounts, Page's role in the film is somewhat minimal. If "Smart People" turns into a garden-variety Quaid/Parker romantic comedy, we'll be outta there before the popcorn goes cold.
Who'll Be at Sundance: Quaid, Parker, Church