Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Words (2012)

IMDb plot summary: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Starring Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid.

Well, this movie certainly wanted to say *something*. It didn't really work, though. Too many stories-within-stories-within-stories for any of them to really capture my attention, and the extremely preachy scene at the end made me roll my eyes and say, "Oh, okay, so this was the message that they wanted to get across." It's not a good enough story to get away with that kind of preachiness. Super disappointing. 1.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1450 out of 1922, below Mulan and above Happy Gilmore.

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