The Words

Rated PG-13 96 minutes 2012

I’m OK with a film telling a story within a story. The Princess Bride totally rocked that format. But when you go to a story within a story within a story … well, you start to lose me. In The Words, Dennis Quaid plays an author reading from his own book, and Bradley Cooper plays the subject of that book in a separate storyline that includes a character played by Jeremy Irons. Then, the Jeremy Irons character tells a story, and the film goes into yet another time period and storyline. It’s a few levels too many, with the Quaid character proving to be completely unnecessary. Irons does good work here, while Cooper tries a little too hard. Your eyes will glaze over around the midway point.

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Official Site: www.thewordsmovie.com

Director: Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal

Producer: Michael Benaroya, Tatiana Kelly, Jim Young, Laura Rister, Cassian Elwes, Lisa Wilson and Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Nora Arnezeder, J.K. Simmons, Michael McKean and Ron Rifkin

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