The Words is a layered and haunting tale about a celebrated novelist who must learn to live with the consequences of his undeserved success, and the inescapable consequences of stealing another man’s life and work.
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A struggling writer comes across an old manuscript in an antique briefcase and publishes it as his own, but must face the consequences when the true author emerges from the shadows. Shockingly awful, this rambling piece of self important claptrap wastes a strong ensemble cast on an aimless and inert narrative. Thinks itself deep, but is really paper thin.
Although predictable, uninspiring, and aggravatingly tame it still possessed enough story to keep me engaged. A story about a man telling a story about a man who plagiarized a story about a man - does that sound intriguing to you? The premise is far more complicated than any moment throughout the entirely film. At least Jeremy Irons was okay.
A beautiful examination of the struggles of the creative process, the desire to make something great, and the pain involved in translating life to art. The presentation is fantastic, as the story unfolds slowly and thoughtfully but never feels like it drags, and ultimately opens up to have deeper relevance.
to americans writing novels or writing poetry is a very serious thing. Unlucky, all the good intentions fall in a serie of cliches. But the film is nice. I'd like to see the same story with italian writers. Probably no one with the sense of guiltness of the poor Rory Jensen!
Yesterday i wrote a story, doesn't metter about what, the important thing is that i wrote this story in that way. U know when the words come naturally? When you are only a strument for the story to came out? Fine..
Then i saw this movie -.-'