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Release Date: September 6th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 10th, 2013

PG-13|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Shane Salerno examines the life of famously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye."

Director: Shane Salerno

Genres: Documentary

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  • It is by turns illuminating, exasperating, sloppy, redundant, a head-spinner, and a headache. show more

  • We also learn that five of his books, written in secret, will be published between 2015 and 2020. Can't wait to read them. Can't wait to forget this movie. show more

  • Although it is overlong, it manages to be fascinating for much of its running time. But it also disappoints on many counts, providing another example of hype outpacing actual achievement -- a syndrome that Salinger himself would probably have deplored. show more

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