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Salinger (2013)

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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »
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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$86,956 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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$575,775 (USA) (11 October 2013)
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13 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie and found it thrilling. Only a few days ago did I begin to read Salinger's short stories again as well as RAISE HIGH THE ROOFBEAMS, CARPENTERS. Of course everyone has read THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and I agree it remains a right of passage.

I came to this movie with high hopes and that always scares me, because I set myself up for a downfall. This came through for me.

It is an intense psychological portrait. The 299 days he spent at continuous war, from D-Day to the concentration camps, most certainly carved out his soul to his dying day. And how could it not? As someone who has always been interested in platonic love, I was very moved by his friendship(s) with young women that did not include sex.

This movie thoroughly investigates the ego, drive, and mystery of this artist. The portrait is not always flattering and sometimes it is downright pitiful, but it seems genuine to me.

I would recommend it to not only fans but also any writer or artist who knows something about the thrill of achievement and the horror of fame.

I look forward to the publication of the posthumous work with relish.


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