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The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 13 February 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Marc Lawrence

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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 (as Shannon Sullivan)
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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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Chris Elliott's character Jim Harper teaches Shakespeare and often finds himself memorizing notable quotes from the English playwright, thinking that 'having the perfect Shakespeare quote for any situation would make him beloved'. Shakespeare's famous Sonnet 116 makes a cameo in Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), another collaboration between Marc Lawrence and Hugh Grant. See more »

Goofs

Professor Weldon lists Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Woolf as leading 19th century English women authors. Although Virginia Woolf was born in 1882, her writings are considered 20th century writings and not 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Keith Michaels: Dr. Lerner, you must have an opinion on this?
Dr. Lerner: Hah! I have a wife and four daughters; I have no opinions.
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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 Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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So Damn Fast
Written and Performed by Clyde Lawrence
Courtesy of Clyde Lawrence
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Surprisingly Watchable
16 April 2015 | by Figgy66-915-598470See all my reviews

Film of Choice in a Boeing 767 at 36,000 feet - The Rewrite. I wanted something light and predictable for a 7 hour transatlantic flight and had about 50 films to choose from, how times have changed. The rewrite stars Hugh Grant as a once bright young Oscar winning screen writer who hasn't written anything of note since. Divorced from his wife, alienated from his son and so broke his electric gets cut off, he is forced to take a teaching position in a small American town in the back of beyond. This is a typical Hugh Grant vehicle, and while there is nothing outstanding about this film, if you are a fan of his acting style and the way he bumbles through his film is the same fashion time and again, you are guaranteed to like this film. I find I can watch his films and enjoy them, and he is helped along here by Marisa Tomei who is a single Mum taking his class. Unlike its main character, this film is not an Oscar winner but is a fairly watchable effort.


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13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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$4,453,524
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