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Coming Through the Rye (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 October 2016 (USA)
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In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search is a journey into the meaning of friendship, love and loss.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Wolff ... Jamie Schwartz
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Deedee (as Stefania Owen)
Chris Cooper ... J.D. Salinger
Jacob Leinbach ... Hank Marcus
Eric Nelsen ... Ted Tyler
Jacob Rhodes ... Freddy Goreshi
Kabby Borders ... Maureen
Collin Lenfest Collin Lenfest ... Mike Platt
Michael Siberry ... Mr. Dewitt
Zephyr Benson ... Gerry Schwartz
Lucia Scarano ... Mom
James Lorenzo James Lorenzo ... Mr. Zefferelli
Adrian Pasdar ... Mr. Tierney
Randall Newsome ... Alan
Caleb Emery ... Billy Campbell
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Storyline

Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys' boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye, and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for JD Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one's life.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug material, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Jornada Inesquecível See more »

Filming Locations:

Orange County, Virginia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:

$4,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director James Steven Sadwith said in an interview that "the movie is about eighty-five percent accurate with what happened up to the moment when I went to search for J.D. Salinger, and from that point it's about ninety-nine percent accurate." See more »

Goofs

About 13 minutes in, the main character states, "Apparently before Mr. Cerf was ever famous, he started Random House books which happens to be the company that put The Catcher in the Rye in print." Little Brown was, in fact, the publisher. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits include the disclaimer that "The characters and events portrayed in this motion picture are fictitious" even though J.D. Salinger is clearly a real person and the opening credits include a statement that this movie is based on real events. See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Be There
Written by Jacob Jones, Duncan Nielsen, Cody Rhodes, and Eric Wallace
Performed by City Tribe
Courtesy of Castle Peak Music
By arrangement with Marble Eye Music and Always Destroyin
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delightful!
10 December 2016 | by tawandadowneySee all my reviews

I saw this film last week and was totally enthralled! The actors, basically "unknown" other than Chris Cooper, were splendid. Virginia looked lovely with glorious fall scenes of winding roads. It/they drew me in and made me feel a part of his journey, and as I mentioned to my friend when it was over "I want to HUG that movie". To think this was actually experienced IN REAL LIFE by the author/director! Wow! I also was pleased that the obligatory romantic scenes were left to the viewer's imagination. Thank you for letting ME (and my imagination) have a part in your movie. So go feel the warmth and charm of a wonderful movie!


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