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The Words movie review

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Published on Sep 6, 2012

Bradley Cooper plagiarizes the work of another writer in "The Words"...no harm ever came of that right?.... Jeremy gives you his review of "The Words".

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Yeah, it's not the kind of entertaining drama with action and loud conflicts or anything, it's the rather slow-paced kind of drama. That's not bad at all, but if you go into this movie expecting exciting entertainment, of course you'll be disappointed. But the movie itself deserves better than a t-minus rating. No alcohol required at least.
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Deej Q
It's disappointing how underrated this movie is and sad that the whole purpose of the movie was completely disregarded. From a personal perspective, I strongly believe that this movie wasn't about plagiarism at all. And no Bradley Cooper's love interest wasn't just some "hot girl" or the classic, traditional supporting wife of a struggling man that Rory treated her to be. The Old Man's story goes beyond the roots of Rory's guilt or the audience's empathy. In fact, the entire "30 min" is so crucial to the movie because the Old man's life is a parallel to Rory's life which is evident in the scenes where both couples are spooning standing up or the Old man's scene in which the absence of his baby creates his problems vs Rory's life where Dora's persistence reveals that the presence of a baby will cause their problems to disappear. Many people believe that Clay (the author who writes the story within the story) is Rory and that after gaining enough recognition as a writer, he wrote the book as a confession for his plagiarism. There are many aspects of the movie that support this theory including Clay/Rory's blue eyes, Clay's visible agony, and the Columbian University student's questions, but I think the theory is negated once the girl tells Clay that Rory is "fucked" because he can't sleep at night since all he can see is the Old Man's face and as a consequence of all that strain his marriage falls apart as well. At first, the audience might think "well there ya go she's figured out Clay's life" yet Clay then reiterates something like "or maybe he sees his own face and the Old Man is just a story he made up"; thus, out ruling plagiarism as Clay's real problem ((the movie critic who made this video doesn't seem to have ANY insight at all about "The Words" which is kind of worrisome)). Anyways, I also think that Rory is a reflection of Clay, but additionally, think that the Old Man is a reflection of Rory. In other words, all three of them are the same person. In a specific scene, the Old Man admits that his mistake was caring more for words than his wife... and that RIGHT THERE is the entire movie summed up! Clay didn't write a confession to the public, he wrote a confession to his wife. This is why we see a picture of a black woman within his book and this is why when asked what he wants we are taken back to Rory whispering sorry to Dora. He wants to be forgiven by his wife. This movie makes you think that it is all about writing, but that is exactly what it is not about. It is a story of love. We know that Clay still wears his wedding ring, but his place is "empty" which may mean that his wife died. As an author who probably struggled and constantly worked, I think he only thought about HIS life. Then there is a whole other conflict about whether Rory from the book can redeem himself and the young college student comes along saying he can't. Clay wants to live through Rory where he is let off the hook by the Old Man, but he can't ignore his past. Although a pretty gross kiss is shared between a really old Clay and a young girl, it reveals their future relationship. The girl is an aspiring writer who is already invested into Clay which is displayed when she creepily admits to knowing "everything" about him and when she states that she "wants" him towards the end (that was a pretty weird scene...one too many drinks?) and if he becomes invested in HER life/future, he can redeem himself through a fair relationship. Conclusively, I think the movie's writer was trying to subtly say that the movie was about abused love and Clay was using Rory's plagiarism as a mask for his actual mistake which was the same one the Old Man made. The whole story within a story within a story theme makes me wonder whether the ENTIRE MOVIE is also within another story...the story of the movie's writer. "The Words" definitely deserves more than a 4-minute review about how impatient this youtuber is or how hot the actress who plays Dora is.
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jimi jaam
The Old Man didn't sign or type his name on the found manuscript. No one in the world would even know whom wrote the original. It was sheer luck, or perhaps even fate, that the Old Man discovers his long lost book was found and not burned in a fire, nor tossed in the trash, nor used for toilet paper. That was actually a good thing. The romantic way his stories reached the rest of the world from a Thrift shop in Paris was extremely spiritual, because all things happen for a reason... and it was meant to be and nothing could stop its destiny.  If Rory kept the book all to himself and never shared it with the world, then the Old Man would never had known what happened to his lost Words he had typed during the most Tragic episodes in his life. It was more than a gift from the heavens that he finally received closure for that part of his life's journey. Rory gave the Old Man Closure and more purpose, because now people would be touched by his Words. I think the Old Man tried to show a little gratitude, but he was extremely bitter about how things turned out with his wife, so those Words just came back to haunt him with more misery instead of giving him peace of mind.  It was quite poetic the Old Man didn't take the easy money, but he knew that money could never fill the voids he had in his heart. He was willing to face all the good or bad decisions he had made, and just live a normal mediocre life doing his own thing all the way to the grave.  This story was amazing. The Old Man ends up helping and saving Rory from his own failures, and giving him and his wife a better life. Even Rory's father could be proud of his son, because of the Old Man's understanding about that old saying.... "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers".  After all.....It all basically comes down to that. What a decent and spiritual sacrifice this turned out to be. 
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Alexander Binz
Tolkien straight up. love me that silmarillion
My Autobiography A Fanfic
It's way late but Phillip K Dick's god!
Victor Kain
Neil Gaiman!  Brilliant storyteller.
Jake Evans
George R.R. Martin!!! A Song Of Ice And Fire is truly amazing mwhahahahaha
Black Wolf Assassin
Edgar Allen poe
Danny Loxton
cormac mccarthy hands down
theyoutubecommentepidemic
I love Michael Chrichton's work.
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