• Coming Through the Rye (2016)

Coming Through the Rye

Release Date: October 14th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Sixteen-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) 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 in "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 author J.D. Salinger (Chris Cooper).

Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen, Amy Parrish, Eric Nelsen, Kabby Borders, Michael Siberry

Director: Jim Sadwith

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Life Out Loud Films

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, Car, Fascinating, 1960s, Office, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Rex ReedObserver

    Special praise goes to Alex Wolff as Jamie and Stefania Owen as his sympathetic, agreeable girlfriend Dee Dee, and veteran actor Chris Cooper makes a complex but astonishingly convincing cameo as the great Jerome David Salinger himself. I went to Coming Through the Rye expecting nothing and left feeling enriched, enlightened and warm all over. show more

  • 80
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    Despite its missteps, Coming Through the Rye is a sweet and inviting road trip. show more

  • 80
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cooper seizes control of the movie when he’s onscreen, but the two young leads are also enormously appealing. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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