Movies of the week
Co-directed by Brain Klugman and Lee Sternthal, ‘The Words’ makes for a scrumptious recipe of entertainment. The three-phased narrative is a risk that only a few take, and this time, the gamble has paid off. The script-engineers, Brain Klugman and Lee Sternthal, have done a fantabulous job at assembling a ponderous (note: that I am using ponderous in positive light) subject matter for the film.
Dennis Quaid, an acclaimed novelist is leafing through the pages of his best-selling novel among his ultra-attentive admirers. The novel features a writer (Bradley Cooper) hungry for success. All his efforts to get a positive response from any publishing house have gone down the drain. He just has enough finances by his side to make ends meet, and that too, with some support from his father. Zoe Saldana has been with him through the thick and thin.
Copper’s mind is clogged with question marks on his ability. He is unsure as to why the Almighty has no mercy for him. At last, he comes up with a ‘marvel of literature’ that transports him from rags to riches. Life becomes a heavenly ride for him. But for how long? A day comes when he is back to square one?
Quaid reads the Cooper’s rendezvous with fortune and misfortune in two sessions. In the middle of those, Quaid comes across a woman (Olivia Wilde), who tirelessly levies praise of his creative instincts. She is entrapped by the curiosity triggered by Quaid’s narrative and pushes him to read up to the climax.
After traversing the lengths and breadths of what I have shared on the movie, most of you would think that from Quaid to Cooper and then again from Cooper to Quaid, the shifts are mind-boggling. However, if you watch the movie, you will find that everything is well-connected with a beautiful thread of emotions from the past and the present.
In a nutshell, The Words is a coming of age drama that follows a unique method of narrating the twists in the fate of the protagonist. The movie could easily have been much longer to boost the climax. The intrusive screenplay will give no time for your thoughtful brain to rest. As far as the acting is concerned, the actors have donned their characters by their nerves.
You can watch this engrossing movie without any reservations, it will offer a fulfilling experience to the entertainment addict in you.