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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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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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Trivia

Jim tells Keith he is dating a State Farm agent. J.K. Simmons is the national spokesperson for Farmer's Insurance. See more »

Goofs

During the first actual class, Flo Bai (Maggie Geha) is shown seated at the rear of the classroom wearing gold sandals. After the class she is shown leaving the classroom wearing fringed, black ankle boots. See more »

Quotes

Holly Carpenter: Hey! I'm driving you home.
Keith Michaels: Wow. This is a full service restaurant.
Holly Carpenter: Well, you had two glasses and you had two at the bar. And if you die I don't get to take your course and it's gonna screw up my whole schedule.
Keith Michaels: What about my car?
Holly Carpenter: It's a Hyundai. It'll be there in the morning.
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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 »

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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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The Power Full
Written by Joseph Smart, Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Yusef Jackson
Performed by Nomadik
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Hugh Grant In A Strong Performance
14 April 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Stories about writers who are having difficulty putting pen to paper are a dime a dozen, but I found this one charming. Hugh Grant plays the fallow screenwriter who follows the adage, "Those who can't...teach." His life is a total failure on all fronts, but he manages to survive thanks to a droll wit and his refusal to lay down and die.

Marisa Tomei plays the object of his distracted attention with her usual aplomb. Without committing to anything, she becomes the rudder to his floundering ship, with insight and a tender recognition for his hidden value. But it is Grant who makes this film something special, imbuing every scene with an honesty that makes the story enjoyable. Here he is not so glib as he is dealing with the trials of every moment.

This is a sleeper I must recommend.


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13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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