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The Words (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  7 September 2012 (USA)
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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

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New York Apartment Doorman
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Rory's Assistant
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Timothy Epstein
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Jason Rosen
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Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
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Layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Written by Anonymous

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There's more than one way to take a life.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,750,894 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$11,434,867 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman wrote the script back in 1999. As friends of Bradley Cooper before his Hangover fame, they ask him to play the lead, he accepted then and kept his word more than 10 years later. See more »

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In two different New York scenes we can see trucks from Canada Post . See more »

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The Old Man: He found out sometime later that what she'd actually said was: "Pay your check and get the hell out of here". But who is he to question fate?
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La Marseillaise
Written by 'Claude Joseph Rouget De Lisle'
Performed by Ben Barnes
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Four generations of stellar actors!
20 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is such an under-rated movie and it is so sad that it will not be seen by more people.

Bradley Cooper has a great career ahead as a producer, he was very smart to make this project. The four generations of great actors were so well- chosen, each one the sexiest man alive I'm sure at one time or another. For me it was Dennis Quaid, and I saw more of the old Dennis Quaid in this movie than in a very long time. Bradley Cooper is the third generation actor in this piece and he really shows his acting chops. He's not just a pretty face! The pretty face is now Ben Barnes and what a great face it is. He is perfect as the young 'old man' in Paris after the war.

I almost never like stories within a story, now do I like stories about authors or actors, they always seem so navel-gazing, but this movie trumps all of those problems in such an amazing excellent way.

Watch this movie, you won't be sorry.


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