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
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 »
When the old man is talking to Rory in the park the camera is showing his right side and he holds a half burned cigarette in his right hand. During the same conversation the old man then brings up a freshly lit cigarette in his left hand. See more »
He loved her. He loved New York. But at night, when the city was finally quiet, he wrote.
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If you never see a movie unless EVERYONE else LOVES it... then skip
"The Words". However, if you are able to enjoy a movie in spite of
silly reviewers questioning the ending, the plot twists, or perhaps and
don't require countless Dukes of Hazard-style car chase scenes and
seeing the nude bodies of the leading ladies... then go see "The Words"
and enjoy it! My wife a I went with another couple last night, and we
all generally liked it or loved it! We planned on dinner afterward and
this gave us time to discuss it... and that was helpful because we all
had taken away different interesting bits. The actors are good to
terrific. Jeremy Irons is exceptional! BUT...WHAT did it all mean? WHO
CARES!!! It meant, quite simply, they made a great movie that requires
one to have a mind to enjoy it. ;) Enjoy "The Words" for what it is...
something different, finally!
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