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Words and Pictures (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 May 2014 (Germany)
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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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Jack Marcus
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Dina Delsanto
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Walt
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Rashid
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Elspeth
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Emily
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Swint
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Cole Patterson
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Sabine
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Tony
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Roy Loden
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Shaftner
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Stanhope
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Tammy
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material | See all certifications »
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22 May 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Apropó szerelem  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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I Am A Small Poem
(Instrumental)
Written by 'Paul Grabowsky (I)' and 'Gerald DiPago'
Performed by Paul Grabowsky, piano; Svetiana Boguslavfjevic, cello & David Griffiths, clarinet
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A smart, funny movie for grown-ups
3 June 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

So great to have a movie adults can enjoy amidst a summer of cartoon plots & characters; a movie you can actually take your family to without being bombarded by violence, sex and f-bombs. I loved it. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as artists each struggling with demons that have crippled (in Binoche's case, literally) their creative abilities, deliver wonderful performances, as does the entire cast. The well-paced script rolls along at just the right pace, while giving us moments of pause to feel each character's pain and root for their ultimate triumph.

You'd have to be pretty cynical to not like this movie. Could one pick it apart? As with any film, the answer is "sure." But why? Just go. Buy your popcorn and enjoy a really good-hearted film. The audience I saw it with (almost all over 40) was cheering at the end.


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