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 becomes a journey of sexual awakening, love and loss.
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James Le Gros,
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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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 »
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 »
Be Passionate & Courageous, Take the Risk, Enjoy the Journey, Reflect...
I never read The Catcher in the Rye and I didn't know how that would affect what I thought of this film. I found you don't have to read the book to enjoy this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed Coming Through the Rye. A great coming of age movie! This movie draws you in right from the very beginning and never lets you go! It's sneaky deep, after reflecting on the movie for a day or so, many thoughts came to me. This movie teaches us to Be Passionate and Courageous, it Encourages us to Take the Risk, To Enjoy the Journey, Reflect on the Process and Become Better because you took that Risk and Journey! Excellent Movie!!! 2 Thumbs Up!!!
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