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Fighting Words (2007)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 2007 (USA)
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A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

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A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language
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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$9,753 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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$35,081 (USA) (3 August 2007)
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A verbal and cinematic tourdeforce
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is remarkable in that it is both a highly engaging work of film-making but also a great poetic work. The actors, too, pull off a verbal tour de force, especially in scenes when they are "making up" poems off the tops of their heads. If you like past-faced, verbal action, this is your flick. C Thomas Howell is superb as the nasty, too successful "street poet". Writer director Paul Edwards delivers outstanding performances and a nuanced look at the modern phenomenon known as slam poetry. This is also a love story, a film of self-discovery, and a rumination on the creative process. I highly recommend it.


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