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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.







Cast overview, first billed only:
... Keith Michaels
Whit Baldwin ... Doug
Vanessa Wasche ... Rona
... Trina
... Sue
... Greg Nathan
Jenny Neale ... Jenny Glick
... Ellen
... TSA Agent
... TSA Officer Kevin (as Kevin Kennedy)
Ali Merhi ... TSA Agent Ali
... Karen Gabney
... Judy
... Chloe
... Jim Harper


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.


Comedy | Romance


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13 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Reluctant Professor  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). See more »


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 »


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 »


References Clueless (1996) See more »


My Heartstrings Trio
Written and Performed by Jay Graydon and Timothy Hosman
Courtesy of 5 Alarm / Imagem Production Music
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Hugh Grant & Marisa Tomei = great chemistry
22 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

What a fun and charming movie. It's so good to see Hugh Grant in a film that utilizes both his comedic timing and that let's him ground himself in things a bit more serious. It would be easy to dismiss this film as formulaic (and I suppose it is to a certain extent, but what movie isn't these days?), but it does allow Grant's character to peel back some layers to reveal a man more complicated and not quite so lacking in depth as you might expect at first. Marisa Tomei is wonderful as Grant's student and confidant. It's so nice to see two talented actors of comparable age building a terrific camaraderie and rapport with each other and the dialogue. JT Simmons is terrifically funny with a nice supporting role as the dean. In fact, the whole supporting case is great. This is the movie that happens when you have a tremendous cast, taking a nice story, and making it believable and funny without some of the hackneyed tics that Hollywood always likes to tack on. Really worth your time.

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