• The Rewrite (2015)

The Rewrite

Release Date: February 13th, 2015

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

A washed-up screenwriter (Hugh Grant) reluctantly takes a college teaching job and meets a single mother (Marisa Tomei) who changes his life in more ways than one.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliott, Aja Naomi King, Annie Q.

Director: Marc Lawrence

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment

Keywords: Passionate, Heartwarming, Quest, Amusing, Transformation, 2010s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    The Rewrite is hardly shattering new ground, but the familiar path is strewn with a steady stream of smile-inducing moments, two terrific performances from the leads and a first-rate supporting cast. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    While it’s neither a masterpiece of gender politics or contemporary romantic relations nor designed to elicit belly laughs, it is a pleasant diversion for fans of the form. show more

  • 63
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Lawrence’s script for The Rewrite could have used one, and his direction is uneven, but it’s still rewarding watching Grant dispensing his dithery charm surrounded by old pros. show more

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