The Words – Great Film About the Consequences of Our Choices

It is a different movie experience. It is not what you find typically out there on the big screen.  No big bang special effects. No 3D.

The Words challenges you.

It is so well scripted and so deeply layered that when you come to the closing credits you are left not with resolution but with deep ponderence, not only about the movie itself, but with how it makes  you think about your own life choices.

It is is one of the best films of the year.

Bradley Cooper in The Words

I am sure that because it is not the typical Hollywood film some may not find it their cup of tea.  However, this movie about an author who struggles with his own desire to be a great writer,  who find a old manuscript hand written by someone else. He reads it and and is so moved by it.  He then decides to publish it and pass it off as his own. We see the  ramifications that follow in such a tempo that unpeels your emotional center. It is simply powerful art.

The script is superb and the acting is spot on.   Jeremy Irons is mesmerizing as the slighted, elderly writer whose work was plagiarized. Bradly Cooper plays the likable but self destructive author who convinces himself to the falsehood.  He turns in his best acting performance to date.

Ben Barnes and Nora Arnezeder are amazing as the younger version of Jeremy Iron’s character and his love interest in a period piece that is both beautiful and amazing.

Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde turn in great performances as another layer in story with a mystery that folds into this intertwined story of words , choices and their effects on life.

If you love the art of film and great scripts, this movie is a must see.

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