Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Movie Review: The Words

★★★★★  5/5

Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

Main Cast 
Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking

September 7, 2012



A selfish writer publishes another man's successful story, but not without consequence. Plus and added hint of love story because there always is.

First Impressions

I was really excited to see this movie.  First of all, I LOVE Bradley, Olivia and Zoe. They are wonderful.  also, the story seemed intriguing. Like one that I wouldn't want to miss.


The film was broken up into three different stories, pretty much, but they were not hard to follow and it wasn't confusing at all, except for maybe when they are first introduced, but after awhile, it seems normal.  The first story starts off with Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) reading his new book to an audience with Daniella (Olivia Wilde) in attendance.  The book introduces the next story, Rory (Bradley Cooper) and Dora's (Zoe Saldana).  Rory is a aspiring writer and can't seem to get his writing perfect enough to be published.  Then, he finds a story that was written by an unnamed war vetran (Jeremy Irons), which introduces the third story. Overall, I love the way they added depth to the film by breaking it up.

The acting was pretty good. No complaints other than, I wish Olivia had more of a part.  I'm not sure what she was there for other than being a stalker who knows EVERYTHING about Clay when it's obvious they have never met before.

Also, the scenes were BEAUTIFUL.  The shots of the third story, the one about the war vet who actually wrote the book was set it Paris and it definitely made me want to go there even more than I already do.


I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone.  Mind you, it's not your typical mindless movie.  This movie makes you think and leaves many questions unanswered at the end, which is a good and a bad thing.  Good because it left me thinking about the movie itself and how things were or were not supposed to be and what they meant. Bad because it was just a bit frustrating.


**Images from "The Words" Google image search

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