The Rewrite

The Rewrite

Streaming Video - 2015
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Once upon a time, Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant - About a Boy, Love Actually) was an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter, but divorce and a string of unsuccessful films have left him with nothing but bad debts and blank pages. So when his agent arranges a job as guest screenwriting professor at a remote university in upstate New York, a desperate Keith can't say no. Initially hoping to give minimal effort to actual teaching so he can focus on his next script, Keith unexpectedly finds himself becoming invested in his students lives, including Holly (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler), a single mom looking to start her own new chapter. The Rewrite features an all-star cast, including Academy Award Nominee J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Allison Janney ("Mom"), Chris Elliott (Groundhog Day) and Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
Publisher: [United States]: RLJ Entertainment , 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: video file
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1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 87 min.)) : sd., col

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jeanjessup
Mar 12, 2018

I love films about writing and this one was sweet, breezy and heartwarming. Hugh Grant's performance was brilliantly subtle. He seemed well-cast in this role.

JCLHelenH Jan 24, 2018

I wish they would quit making movies where the smarmy, grossly undeserving guy gets the girl.

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1KLIP1
Nov 20, 2017

I have seen better movies.....

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kdrabek
Oct 03, 2017

Terrible. I have rarely seen less chemistry than that which the director wants us to believe is simmering between Hugh Grant's and Marisa Tomei's characters. The ending will make you think you looked out the window at a squirrel, then looked back at the screen, and missed some key moment. You could have. But still wouldn't have missed anything.

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tenet
May 11, 2017

Rated 4/10.

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beaches4evr
May 08, 2017

Enjoyable, sweet movie. AND---Marisa Tomei---YAY!!!!!

TSCPL_Anna Jan 30, 2017

As an English major, I probably appreciate this movie more than I would otherwise. Hugh Grant's character is frustrated that he's unable to sell any screenwriting pitches and is absolutely depressed that he has to settle for teaching screenwriting in order to make any money. Grant is flawed and extremely unlikable at first, but as the movie progresses, viewers will see him in a new light just as he sees teaching and his students anew. The romance I care little about; for me, it's all about the love of creative writing.

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SyrusM
May 24, 2016

Very nice. A good story with a good flow. It's a fine movie regardless of the clichés and predictable ending. It may not be an Academy nominee material but it's catchy enough to watch. Hugh Grand and Marisa Tomei are fun to watch, they are both experienced stars to handle any kind of role. The other best thing about this flick; no violence or killing.

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readrgrl
Feb 21, 2016

Ok, if you compare it to Hugh Grant's now *classic* roles that are modern favorites, this one doesn't hold up. But, if you take it at face value, it's a nice, light movie with a phenomenal cast of characters and a pleasant romantic comedy. It's entertaining. I'm also just a bit of a sucker for *teacher* movies, so it works for me. The ensemble cast of Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, Chris Elliott (the least obnoxious I've ever seen him), J.K. Simmons, and some other sweet, fresh faces all lent some really wonderful and funny moments to the story. And Hugh Grant, well, he was Hugh Grant (maybe not at his finest, but endearing, smart, out-of-place, and entertaining.) Give it a chance on a rainy day to brighten your day just enough.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Dec 30, 2015

Put three to five clichés in a blender and mix. It's OK; keep your expectations low.

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