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The Words (2012)

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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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Dora Jansen (as Zoë Saldana)
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New York Apartment Doorman (as Vito De Filippo)
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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 (as Kevin Desfossés)
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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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Palabras robadas  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$11,434,867 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Rosamund Pike auditioned for the role that went to Olivia Wilde. See more »

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When Rory and the old man are in the hot house, the old man's left collar button is unbuttoned/buttoned between shots. 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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Dodo, L'enfante, Do
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Performed by Nora Arnezeder
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"The Words" is amazing!
12 December 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I am not sure what Hollywood considers a good movie but I know this is an excellent film. The story is told with such elegance and fluidity that it is a joy to watch. I am buying this movie for my personal collection to make sure that I watch a film, from time to time, that reminds me of art in its highest form. The actors are brilliant, the direction is genius, photography is captivating and the scriptwriting is unparalleled. I completely loved this movie.

Though it was not a blockbuster hit bringing in hundreds of millions, it did earn back its original investment costs and nearly that figure again.

Just when you think you know how it's going to go - the movie bends then twists into another path. Just brilliant!!!


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