The Rewrite

The Rewrite

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen edition
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Screenwriter Keith Michaels was once on top of the world. Now he's divorced, broke, approaching fifty, and hasn't written a hit film in years. So when a university in the quiet town of Binghamton asks him to teach a course in screenwriting, Keith can't say no. His attitude slowly begins to change once he gets to know his students, including Holly, a single mom looking to start a new chapter in life.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, c2015
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 05, 2018

As a teacher it was *incredibly* frustrating at the beginning, but, of course, as he grows to love teaching it gets better. Not great, but quite sweet.

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.

Nov 20, 2017

I have seen better movies.....

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.

May 11, 2017

Rated 4/10.

May 08, 2017

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

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.

May 24, 2016

Very nice. A good story with a good flow. It's a fine movie regardless of the clich├ęs 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.

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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