By Ben Silverio
This weekend, the new movie from the hometown writing/directing team Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, ‘The Words’, opens in theaters everywhere. Featuring fellow Philly boy Bradley Cooper, as well as Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes, and J.K. Simmons, the film tells the story of Rory Jansen, a struggling writer who finds fame after passing off a lost manuscript as his own novel and then deals with the consequences of stealing another man’s words.
Well, that’s one story that’s presented in the movie anyway. It’s almost like a romantic drama ‘Inception’, so to speak. As corny as that sounds, I enjoyed the movie a lot. Cooper delivered a performance that I’ve never seen out of him before and it goes to show that he has more in him than random comedies. Not that there’s anything wrong with those movies. I’m just saying that the man has range.
On top of the great performance from Cooper, as well as his all-star castmates, the story/stories themselves kept me interested and intrigued by the themes presented in the film. It’s definitely a film that will have you talking afterwards, one way or the other.
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Philadelphia premiere, presented by The Philadelphia Film Society. I even got on the red carpet to chat with the star of the film, along with writers/directors Klugman and Sternthal, producers Tatiana Kelly and Jim Young, and the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter. To check out my red carpet coverage, you can watch the video below, courtesy of The Pretentious Film Majors:
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