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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
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Richard Ford
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The Old Man
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New York Apartment Doorman
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Nelson Wylie
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Vendor
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Mr. Jansen
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Dan Zuckerman
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Rory's Assistant
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Timothy Epstein
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Jason Rosen
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Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
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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

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

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

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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In two different New York scenes we can see trucks from Canada Post. See more »

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Rory Jansen: I'm not who I thought I was, okay? I'm not. And I'm terrified that I never will be.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.132 (2012) See more »

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Four generations of stellar actors!
20 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is such an under-rated movie and it is so sad that it will not be seen by more people.

Bradley Cooper has a great career ahead as a producer, he was very smart to make this project. The four generations of great actors were so well- chosen, each one the sexiest man alive I'm sure at one time or another. For me it was Dennis Quaid, and I saw more of the old Dennis Quaid in this movie than in a very long time. Bradley Cooper is the third generation actor in this piece and he really shows his acting chops. He's not just a pretty face! The pretty face is now Ben Barnes and what a great face it is. He is perfect as the young 'old man' in Paris after the war.

I almost never like stories within a story, now do I like stories about authors or actors, they always seem so navel-gazing, but this movie trumps all of those problems in such an amazing excellent way.

Watch this movie, you won't be sorry.


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