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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 becomes a journey of sexual awakening, love and loss.
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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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пробираясь сквозь рожь See more »

Filming Locations:

Orange County, Virginia, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,000, 16 October 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film was shot at Orange County, Virginia. See more »


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 »


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Written & Performed by Jay Nash
Courtesy of Jay Nash
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never really like Jamie
23 October 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In 1969 Pennsylvania, Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) is in his Senior Year at Crampton Prep. The other boys hate him and the teachers are little better. He wants to do a play about Holden Caulfield adapting J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. He likes a townie girl but another, Deedee Gorlin (Stefania LaVie Owen), likes him and his play. He runs away from the bullying and goes in search of the reclusive Salinger. Deedee volunteers to drive him.

There are some early extended flashbacks. Most of it is unnecessary except for showing a hatred of him from the start and the cause of his isolation. Jamie is a rather dislikeable awkward nerd while Deedee is adorable. He's clueless in an annoying way. It makes his obsession with the pretty girl very superficial. It's appealing to have his sole obsession be Salinger while avoiding the pretty girl trope. Deedee goes hard at Jamie. They could have played with possible homosexuality except for him falling over himself for the pretty girl. There are issues at play with this coming-of-age story. The relationship grows on me but I never really like Jamie. She's the better character and would have been a better protagonist. Chris Cooper does a nice turn in a small role although that exchange could have some more supportive words even if it comes from Deedee.

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