Wordplay Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

PG|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Patrick Creadon pays tribute to crossword puzzles and those who love them, and features a profile of The New York Times "puzzle master" Will Shortz. Among the celebrities who swear by the Times puzzle are President Bill Clinton, folk-rock duo Indigo Girls, comic Jon Stewart, baseball player Mike Mussina and filmmaker Ken Burns.

Director: Patrick Creadon

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Weinstein Company, O'Malley Creadon Productions

Keywords: 2000s, Amusing, Competition, Rivalry, New York City, Fascinating

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  • While puzzles are not most peoples' lives, they are truly an essential part. Wordplay goes up/down and across on the varied reasons why more than 50 million Americans do a crossword puzzle every week. show more

  • In segments such as the Reagle and Clinton interviews, where character is revealed via puzzle style, Wordplay succeeds. The film is less successful when it travels to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. show more

  • What's an eight-letter word for a non-fiction feature that is witty, wise and wonderful? "Wordplay."

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