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The Rewrite (2014)

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An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

Director:

Marc Lawrence

Writer:

Marc Lawrence

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Keith Michaels
Whit Baldwin Whit Baldwin ... Doug
Vanessa Wasche Vanessa Wasche ... Rona
Enid Graham ... Trina
Shannon Marie Sullivan ... Sue
Jason Antoon ... Greg Nathan
Jenny Neale Jenny Neale ... Jenny Glick
Caroline Aaron ... Ellen
Billy Griffith ... TSA Agent
Kevin Michael Kennedy ... TSA Officer Kevin (as Kevin Kennedy)
Ali Merhi Ali Merhi ... TSA Agent Ali
Bella Heathcote ... Karen Gabney
Lily Wen ... Judy
Olivia Luccardi ... Chloe
Chris Elliott ... Jim Harper
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Storyline

Keith Michaels, an academy award winner for his screenplay for the movie "Paradise Misplaced", now faces the challenge of being rejected in Hollywood. To get a breakthrough he is forced to take the job he most hates, teaching. The assignment is at a college is far from his comforts and could possibly take him to a new life. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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A comedy about getting on the same page.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reluctant Professor See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in which Hugh Grant's character watches himself in a video clip on the Internet is the actual acceptance speech given by Hugh Grant in 1995 when he won the Golden Globe as the Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). See more »

Goofs

Early in the film we see Keith's apartment from the outside in full daylight, while he rejects a teaching position from his agent on the phone. We cut to the inside of his apartment, as ConEd cuts his power leaving him in total darkness. Did day turn to night over the span of a few seconds? See more »

Quotes

Andrea Stein-Rosen: I don't think I go that deep. That's what everybody keeps telling me, anyways
Keith Michaels: Well, let's prove everybody wrong.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits several additional scenes are shown, including Sara crying while watching the end of "Dirty Dancing" on her computer in a library cubicle and Holly dancing with her daughters in the dance studio. See more »

Connections

References Wild Strawberries (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Wait Too Long
Written by Madeleine Peyroux, Jessie Harris and Lawrence Klein
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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Playing/writing it safe
16 September 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Hugh Grant and Marissa Tomei. That actually should be enough. And most of the running time it is enough. At the highest points this get, it is really witty and funny and light entertainment. Nicely written then. But maybe some passages would've worked better with a re-write (yes I went there - pretty sure not the first and only one to do so of course).

Apart from the obvious pun and the already mentioned lead cast, we have a more than stellar surrounding cast. If you haven't seen Whiplash yet, do so. Though you might see the actor playing nice here with a completely different mind set. There are some extra bits at the end credits, with a really nice pun from one of the younger cast members. I also liked the fact that it didn't shy away from hot topics. Even if not entirely discussing them through (not always necessary)


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