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Words and Pictures (2013)

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An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

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A flamboyant English teacher (Clive Owen) and a new, stoic art teacher (Juliette Binoche) collide at an upscale prep school. A high-spirited courtship begins and she finds herself enjoying the battle. Another battle they begin has the students trying to prove which is more powerful, the word or the picture. But the true war is against their own demons, as two troubled souls struggle for connection. Written by Anonymous

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Is a man worth more than his words, a woman worth more than her pictures?

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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17 July 2014 (Australia)  »

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Apropó szerelem  »

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$78,200 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$2,166,206 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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The paintings by Dina Delsanto used in the film were all painted by Juliette Binoche. See more »

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Waiting For My Real Life To Begin
Written by Colin Hay & Thomas Mooney
Performed by Colin Hay
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Authentically Human Filmmaking
3 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's great magic in Words and Pictures. And that magic comes from the sheer joy of watching a real human story so eloquently played out before our eyes. In a time when we are bombarded by CGI laden, tent pole films crafted by marketing firms rather than great storytellers, it is refreshing to find a summer film that focuses on character and the human condition. I loved this film and the emotional journey it takes us on. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are both at the top of their game in this film, giving us layered performances that are humorous, touching and yes… I'll use the word again… human. The greatest strength of this film is it's screenplay with it's honest look at relationships. The relationship between words and pictures becomes the vehicle by which we dive into all the emotional relationships. These are flawed and delicate characters making their way through the minefield of life. Fathers and sons, lovers, coworkers, mentors and mentees. All of the relationships play out so beautifully and honestly on screen. From our wonderful leads to even the smallest of supporting characters, not an emotive moment is wasted. Thank God there are films where great writing is still revered and producers, directors and actors who take a chance with those words and bring them to the screen in glorious moving pictures. Don't miss this one!


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