Released: September 7th, 2012 (USA)
Watched: August 21st, 2014
Genre: Mystery Romantic Drama
This movie, quite simply, enchanted me.
Everything about it was just so elegantly classically beautiful: the cinematography, the background music, the romance, the cast, the intriguing storytelling, and the mesmerizing story.
The Words reinforced to me why I want to be a writer so badly! The torrent of emotions that drive the out pour of words from your system, and the feelings that are evoked as you pour yourself into your writing. That’s what I love.
I was even more drawn into the story with the flawless orchestral music playing in the background, setting up the scenes and making watching them so dreamy. The actors wrought out the highs and lows of their characters’ lives so magnificently that the lines between fiction and reality were almost blurred for me. And is it just me, or were all the main characters ridiculously good-looking?! Watching their story was like witnessing art come to life. All three romances depicted were swoon-worthy – the struggling love-sick writer (Bradley Cooper) and his supportive adoring wife (Zoe Saldana), the dreaming idealistic young man (Ben Barnes) and his exotic tragic wife (Nora Arnezeder), and the brilliant enchanting older writer (Dennis Quaid) and his enchanted intelligent young fan (Olivia Wilde).
The ending was a mystery, and leaves the viewers to figure it out for themselves, according tot heir own interpretation. I feel like Olivia Wilde’s character was supposed to represent the viewer in her theory for how the writer’s story ended. I agree with her. It was a tale of morality, and how the writer had to pay the ultimate price for his lack of integrity in stealing another man’s work, words, and life.
A relishing 9/10 for me.
Note: Wasn’t Ben Barnes absolutely DELISH in this film?
The Old Man: We all make choices. The hard thing is to live with them, and there ain’t nobody that can help you with that.
Clay Hammond: You have to choose between life and fiction. The two are very close, but they never actually touch. They’re two very, very different things.