Brightest Star (film)

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Brightest Star
Directed by Maggie Kiley
Produced by
  • Jonathan D. Bucari
  • Carina Rush
  • Randi Silverman
Screenplay by Maggie Kiley
Matthew Mullen
Based on Some Boys Don't Leave
by Maggie Kiley
Music by Matthew Puckett
Cinematography Chayse Irvin
Edited by Franklin Peterson
Cindy Thoennessen
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures
Release date
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Brightest Star (also titled Light Years)[1] is a 2013 American independent[2] romantic comedy film directed by Maggie Kiley and starring Chris Lowell and Rose McIver.[3] The film is based on Kiley's short film Some Boys Don't Leave.[4] It is also Kiley's directorial debut.[5][6]




The film has a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[7] Glenn Kenny of gave it one and a half stars.[8]


  1. ^ Simon, Brent (30 January 2014). "Brightest Star". Paste (magazine). Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ D'Angelo, Mike (30 January 2014). "Realism and fantasy don't blend in the indie romance Brightest Star". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (30 January 2014). "He's in Love, but No Closer to Figuring It Out: 'Brightest Star,' a Story About 20-Something Relationships". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Berkshire, Geoffrey (30 January 2014). "Film Review: 'Brightest Star'". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ Abele, Robert (30 January 2014). "Review: Taking a dim view of 'Brightest Star'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  6. ^ Rich, Jamie S. (27 January 2014). "'Brightest Star' offers only a dim glimmer of romance: Indie & art house films". The Oregonian. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Brightest Star". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ Kenny, Glenn (31 January 2014). "Brightest Star". Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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