Written May 30, 2017
One of the best movies I've seen this year....The sadness of lives lost, the real author Jeremy Irons, the fraudulent writer Bradley Cooper, and Dennis Quaid, the film's storyteller, and the real fraud in this tragic movie, still has me mesmerized...I can't stop thinking about the movie.
The actors were all excellent. Too late for the author played by Bradley Cooper and Dennis Quaid, to redeem themselves, his life is lost, just the way the manuscript was lost for so many years.
Movie was so well done, I will recommend the movie and I will see it again....a haunting movie....The lies people perpetuate, of their own volition...never to come back to reality ever again, it's too late...Cinematography was beautiful, directing couldn't have been better....Movie is for all adults....
Written September 15, 2012
My wife and I and her girlfriend went to see "The Words" last night. After reading a lot of reiviews...some very negative especially about the ending...I was curious about how I would evaluate this movie. I REALLY thought it was an outstanding movie. The story line was captivating and not at all difficult to follow. I thought the acting was terrific. And, in my opinion, the ending was very appropriate. My wife and her friend felt the same way. A great movie. I highly recommend it.
Written May 24, 2017
I didn't know much about this movie going into it. I knew it was about a writer who finds an old book and passes it off as his own. However, that's just a small part of this intricately woven story of love and the profession of writing and storytelling. First, there's the past: an American GI in Paris falls in loves and experiences some truly difficult relationship traumas. He temporarily separates from his wife and pours his heart out on the page and completes a terrifically personal novel. The next storyline is the story within another book, which is essentially the main storyline of the movie, where a writer passes that American GI's novel as his own, sells it, and it becomes a huge success. The original author, the American GI, shows up to confront the fraud to further advance the story. The final layer, which serves to tie all the stories together, is of another author telling both stories. It sounds confusing, but it just works well as a thriller.
Written March 30, 2017
I went with my wife and was expecting a boring love story. It isn't action packed, but the story is good and makes you think. I would recommend the movie.
Written April 30, 2017
I loved the movie. My husband and I are still debating over the endless possibilities of messages the movie could send. Decisions have consequence. This is a must see.!!