“The Words”September 29th, 2012 at 8:22 pm by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 35 minutes
Staring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid
You’ll agree most moviegoers aren’t storming theaters to see love stories about a passion for writing, which makes “The Words” all the more remarkable. It’s a haunting story within a story about the consequences of living a lie.
By a quirk of fate, Bradley Cooper takes credit for a literary masterpiece written by Jeremy Irons years earlier.
As Irons put it, “It’s a about a man who wrote a book and then lost it and the kid who found it”. But no one’s going to cheat Jeremy Irons out of his richly deserved Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.
The deeply emotional story takes us back to the love of his life who inspired the best seller that should have brought him fame and fortune.
You may question the form in which the film unfolds, but there’s no denying the satisfaction you get from this deeply moving story. And like most provocative films that involve fate and regret, “The Words” poses the questions and permits us to provide the answers.
After a summer of comic book super heroes, what a pleasure to find a grown up drama with something important to say. “The Words: speak eloquently that I give this fine film four stars.
When it comes to praising “The words”, words will not fail you.