Watch Trailer
The Words (2012)
Exclusive | 01:02
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 466 this week

The Words (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  7 September 2012 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 55,038 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 128 user | 212 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
+++
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 03 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Words" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Words (2012)

The Words (2012) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Words.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hit and Run (2012)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.

Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Stars: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman
Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer
Limitless I (2011)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary »

Director: Georgina Lightning
Stars: Adam Beach, Tantoo Cardinal, Bradley Cooper
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church
Valentine's Day I (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

An ambitious woman with an odd upbringing struggles to find herself amidst juggling two guys she's dating. Even though both guys know about each other and are complete opposites, jealousy ... See full summary »

Directors: Morgan Klein, Peter Knight
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Colleen Porch, David Gail
Deadfall (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Morgan Lily
On the Inside I (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.

Director: D.W. Brown
Stars: Nick Stahl, Dash Mihok, Olivia Wilde
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Richard Ford
...
The Old Man
...
...
Vito DeFilippo ...
New York Apartment Doorman
...
Nelson Wylie
...
Vendor
...
Mr. Jansen
...
...
Dan Zuckerman
Kevin Desfosses ...
Rory's Assistant
...
Timothy Epstein
...
Jason Rosen
...
Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
Edit

Storyline

Layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's more than one way to take a life.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Palabras robadas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,750,894 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$11,434,867 (USA) (28 September 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Rory find and reads the Old Man's manuscript, the first page shown on-screen is actually an excerpt from Ernest Hemingway's memoir, "A Moveable Feast", discussing one of his early short stories called "Up in Michigan". Nearly all of Hemingway's other early works were lost because the suitcase his wife had packed them in was stolen from a train in Paris when she left in unattended for a few minutes; the Old Man's story clearly parallels this event. See more »

Goofs

When Rory and Dora are arguing in the alley outside of the restaurant, Rory's words do not match his lips' movements. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jansen: Another part of being a man, no matter how painful it might be, is accepting your own limitations.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dodo, L'enfante, Do
Traditional
Performed by Nora Arnezeder
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Story telling at its finest
18 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Absent of cheesy one liners, cgi explosions and presumably never ending car chases it was not surprising to see the lack of respect this movie has received. It is telling of our culture to pass by a story, full of such raw, human, emotion, with dis-contempt and frailty.

'The Words' is a movie about life, mistakes and the pain we can all feel inside, and it is this ability to relate that makes it so powerful. It gives me hope, along with a select other few, that cinematic story telling has not simply been reduced to the next ex-cia to shoot up the town, or romantic comedy with the same stale happily ever after ending.

It is real, and comes with the all of the uncertainty and heartbreak of life.


37 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this the twist at the end? themightyzack
Really important question goldenartsonline
Intentionally a copy of 'Lila, Lila'? exwhyzie
Bradley Cooper carr23_us
Who Daniela is... ckowing
Big Budget? AidanTurner
Discuss The Words (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?