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The Words

 
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Movie Runtime: 1hr 36min
 
Synopsis: Rory Jansen, a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become. In their directorial debut, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have crafted a subtle tale that examines how overwhelming desire can lead to unforeseen and unwanted consequences. Bolstered by a strong cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons, The Words adeptly assembles multiple narratives that reveal how one man’s lost legacy holds the life of another man captive.
 
Release Date: 9-1-12
 
Studio: CBS
 
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Story
C


 
Acting
A-


 
Seat Comfort
A


 
Total Score
B+
11/ 14


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Viewers have to stay focused and attempt to place the characters and time frames. This is good film making, but, not good for theatre goers who can't rewind some of the quick shots and lines that may have been missed and are vital. As the movie starts to drift and ramble, they grab you and pull you back in. Awesome. There is an academy nod for screenplay, about a plagiaristic writers story. And viewers will likely foreshadow many stories as they watch the stories on the screen unfold.


The editing was very dificult as they take this previously intended R film and tone it down to a PG13 level. We have seen this story quite a bit. The story could have been changed up for a new twist, but that is CBS Films for ya.


Here we go on quite a ride… Bradley Cooper from the recent movie Hit and Run leads this film as Rory Jansen, the young struggling and humble author. Dennis Quaid plays the author of The Words, Mr Hammond, and he is established and prosperous.  The cast is vaguely familiar throughout the film.  They do well. [...]

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Here we go on quite a ride…

Bradley Cooper from the recent movie Hit and Run leads this film as Rory Jansen, the young struggling and humble author. Dennis Quaid plays the author of The Words, Mr Hammond, and he is established and prosperous.  The cast is vaguely familiar throughout the film.  They do well.

It is a a deep and interesting film to watch. Don’t get distracted. It rings of hints of English Patient, Inception and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Shutter Island, and the recently similar movie: Ruby Sparks. The story has a few layers to it. There is the old, older, present, new, and newer. The film cuts back and forth and has depth.

The author telling the story is telling a non fictional type story about an non author telling a fictional story about a non fictional type story, that he found in a store in Europe (by accident) and plagiarized and gave to a publicist on the insistence of his real life wife, named, and looking all the part of Dorah. He then meets the true author who lived the apparent non-fiction story that was sold, and is told the first part of the story. Then we find out it is all the same guy, but you already know this, right?  You are told the stories behind the stories of the stories you are being told, on screen.

A well written screenplay about a writer telling a story and writing about a writter, writing a screenplay. This has been done quite a few times before.  We have seen this over and over.  Apparently, the studios figure we want more.  I like it.  it keeps me focused, but as i left the theatre,  was clearly in the minority on this point.  Frustrating, but don’t worry, the opinions of others won’t skew my review too much.


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