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Rebel in the Rye (2017)

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The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Danny Strong

Writers:

Danny Strong, Kenneth Slawenski (based on "J.D. Salinger: A Life Raised High" by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Jerry Salinger
Kevin Spacey ... Whit Burnett
Victor Garber ... Sol
Hope Davis ... Miriam
Zoey Deutch ... Oona O'Neill
Lucy Boynton ... Claire Douglas
Brian d'Arcy James ... Giroux
Eric Bogosian ... Harold Ross
Bernard White ... Swami Nikhilananda
Jefferson Mays ... William Maxwell
Will Rogers ... Herb Kaufman
Sarah Paulson ... Dorothy Olding
James Urbaniak ... Gus Lobrano
Keenan Jolliff ... Clay Miller
Caitlin Mehner ... Blythe Chaucer
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The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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Nicholas Hoult wore brown contact lenses for this role. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Salinger: Anyway, how's everything at the home front with you? You are good with Martha chewing your ear?
Whit Burnett: Everything at my home is fine...
Jerry Salinger: Yeah?
Whit Burnett: Because what you'll learn about having wife is that occasionally she just needs to yell to feel better.
[Jerry laughing]
Whit Burnett: Oh, and by the way, I'm awfully sorry about the New Yorker.
Jerry Salinger: How'd you know about that?
Whit Burnett: Oh please. They canned the Caulfield story because you wouldn't take any of their notes. You know, you cannot be a pain in the ass until you're a success.
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Worth it for Hoult and Spacey
5 May 2018 | by ozjosh03See all my reviews

This may be an old-fashioned bio-pic, but there's nothing terribly wrong with that. It's subject is intriguing, the story it tells is emotionally engaging and - unlike so many recent, showier bio-pics (The Imitation Game springs immediately to mind) - it doesn't play so fast and loose with the facts that you're left questioning whether it was really worth the effort. It's slickly directed and boasts a cast of extremely fine actors, among them Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Jefferson Mays and Sarah Paulson. But the two main reasons for watching are Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey. Hoult gives his best performance since A Single Man, while Spacey (as Salinger's teacher and mentor) pretty much steals every scene he's in. If recent revelations result in Spacey being forever black-listed by Hollywood it will be a great shame.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel in the Rye See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,967, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$378,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$944,370
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