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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.

Director:

Marc Lawrence

Writer:

Marc Lawrence

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Cast

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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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Allison Janney's character says her students think she is like Elinor from "Sense and Sensibility" and Keith remarks he's familiar with that character, it's probably an in-joke because in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hugh Grant played Edward Ferrars, the love interest of Elinor Dashwood. See more »

Goofs

After the faculty get-together, Keith is driven home at night. As he walks up the steps to his house, he receives a call from his agent in Los Angeles, driving in her car during the daytime. After the call, he enters his house where the clock shows it's 11:30 p.m. It can't be that light in Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m. in September. See more »

Quotes

Jim: When I was younger, I thought having the perfect Shakespeare quote for every situation would make me beloved.
Keith Michaels: It's surprisingly unhelpful.
Jim: Yeah, it seems to really annoy people.
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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 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heartstrings Trio
Written and Performed by Jay Graydon and Timothy Hosman
Courtesy of 5 Alarm / Imagem Production Music
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Classic story about getting older
11 February 2015 | by kinkyghettoSee all my reviews

Hugh Grant is an icon and icons get older too, like the rest of us mortals. Here's a wonderful movie portraying a 'has been' screenplay writer in Hollywood struggling through life, divorced and no clue how to be a dad to his 18 year old son, which he didn't speak to for over a year. He hits rock bottom and is forced to teach at a remote university upstate New York to pay his bills.

In the bumpy process through it all he realizes that teaching gives him a true perspective on his own life and enjoyment for being valued by his students. He finds peace in not juggling anymore in Tinseltown. The script is magnificent, it tells a story through a comic lens with a melodramatic touch. It's a a classic romantic comedy with lots of nice movie clichés. Hugh Grant didn't loose his touch, he matured and accepts it, the floppy hair turned grey. Excellent casting by the way. Nice to see Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons in a supporting role.


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