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The Words (2012)

September. 07,2012
| Drama Thriller

The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.


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Best movie ever!


A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.


The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one


what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.


This movie described part of my life. How was loss of precious little moments can destroy the entire of your life. I love it so much


The WordsOne would assume that a tale that depicts multiple authors with parallel plotline that goes deep into a narration within a narration, would wind up with making some sense or point, one is wrong. The writers may have an idea to begin with but that is not what gets you on the other side of the road and in here there are way too many ups and downs with a congested traffic where there is no room of art or craft. The feature is poorly executed with not a single lose thread to offer to the audience for them to hold on to this overlong journey. Unfortunately, the performance is dull too, which comes as a bit of a shock considering the cast it contains like Bradley Cooper, Denis Quaid, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde. The Words is an expired slow pill with a character driven tone that has to offer a wafer thin script, which pretty much tells you why it never reaches its destination.


I put off watching this because of all the terrible reviews out there but I actually really enjoyed it. The Words is a layered romantic drama. A story-within-a-story-within-a-story is the best way I can describe it and its cleverly done, following Bradley Cooper as a struggling writer who finds an old manuscript in a bag and before he knows what he's doing writes the entire thing up on his computer and then passes it off as his own. 'Rory' rockets to fame, credited with writing the next great American novel but experiences a crisis of conscience after meeting the man whose work he stole, in fact life, as we flashback to the real author as a young man and discover his heartbreaking autobiography. Meanwhile a greasy Dennis Quaid has written a book about a famous author stealing another man's work. I think everyone will get something different from this, its layered, engaging and filled with good preformances. A surprise hit for me, I thought about for days afterwards.


What can I say that has not been said before me about this gem of a Film, There have been bad reviews about lack of depth, meaning and complexity. In these days of mindless violence, sex and car chases this Film is a breath of fresh air. It is beautiful as simple as that and leaves lots to the imagination that is real film making, like they done in the '30s, '40s and '50s when sex was not in your face and violence was a war Film with not much violence The ones that don't like this movie would be better of watching mindless garbage that is Mad Max Fury Rd and the like. This Film is a gem because it goes against current treads of no story line mindless sex and computer graphics being the 'star' of the show.