Struggling writer Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) rockets to fame after passing off a brilliant found manuscript as his own, but experiences an acute crisis of conscience after his stint in the spotlight changes him in ways he never expected. Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, and Olivia Wilde co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The Words is a story within a story within another story. So, three stories. An author is giving a reading of his newest book titled The Words. It tells the tale of a man who's only wish it to be a published author but keeps getting knocked down. While on honeymoon with his wife, he discovers an old manuscript written by someone unknown. He transcribes what he has found and takes it to a publisher and finally gets published and receives all kinds of accolades and recognition. The man who actually wrote the story finds him and tells him the story of that story and some light drama ensues. This movie was better and different than I expected. I liked it.
Great way to spend an afternoon....loved the story with all of its twists and turns. The chick at the end was the weakest, most unbelievable but everyone else was strong and well played. Might see it again at the theater but if not, definitely on DVD. Thumbs up!! 8 of us went today....2 thumbs down, 6 thumbs up.
Wow! I really thought this movie was going somewhere? Sad thing is the first part of the movie I thought it had a good storyline and seemed like it was going somewhere. It just never got to a point. And started going all over the place and never made any sense????
This is a beautiful, compelling, and very moving film of love, tragedy, regret, forgiveness, and life. We all make mistakes, and so does our hero, brilliantly played by Bradley Cooper. The supporting actors Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons were magnificent. We loved it.