- Posted September 8, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport at the movies
facebook.com/TheBrettside: The Words falls short
Bradley Cooper wants to be a professional writer but he can't because, well he's not good enough. He comes across a transcript form shelved for years, publishes it, and tells the world it's his work when we ALL know it's not THE WORDS
Jeremy Irons plays the writer who actually wrote the book. He confronts Cooper's character, accusing him of plagiarism, and then proceeds to tell him his back story and thus slowing down the the film to turtles pace.
Other actors in the film include smalls roles with Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and Olivia Wilde. Despite a talented cast the film seemed a bit jumbled towards the middle You see, there are actually three different stories going on in this film making it difficult to follow because they are not chronological. This can be especially confusing if you step out for a snack or bathroom break.
The movie started out ok bu then the middle of the film was all about Irons confronting Cooper about the plagiarism and that seemed to stretch out way too long, and then the movie ended with a thud.
It's too bad because the film had so much potential.
So the flick-o-meter gives THE WORDS a three out of five.
This movie is a story, within a story, within another story, that's a heck of a juggling act and for me, it just doesn't work.
Let me know what you think.
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