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PG-13| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
When shallow wannabe-writer Rory (Bradley Cooper) finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own. The book, called "The Window Tears," brings Rory great acclaim, until the real author (Jeremy Irons) shows up and threatens to destroy Rory's reputation. Cut to Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid), a writer whose popular novel "The Words" seems to mirror Rory's story, leading to speculation that the tome is Hammond's thinly veiled autobiography.

Cast: Bradley Cooper , Jeremy Irons , Dennis Quaid , Olivia Wilde , Zoë Saldana , Nora Arnezeder , J.K. Simmons , Michael McKean

Directors: Brian Klugman , Lee Sternthal

Genres: Drama

Distributor: CBS Films

The Words (2012)

Release Date: September 7th, 2012|1 hr. 36 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 47 )
  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    In the end - and every story needs one - The Words is a decent, ambitious, unoriginal film about a decent, ambitious, unoriginal writer. Both aim for greatness. Both fall short. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Ironically, the dialogue in The Words is its chief failing. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Amazingly, though, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, cowriters and codirectors of The Words, have the audacity - and the skill sets - to pull this all off. They wrest emotional truth out of hokum. They also wrest intelligent, nuanced performances from their cast. show more

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'The Words' Movie: Bradley Cooper And Jeremy Irons's Story Within A Story (VIDEO)

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If the new movie "The Words," a story within a story (and maybe within another story), sounds a little confusing, don't fear! The stars of the latest literary nail-biter are here to set the record...

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