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The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 13 February 2015 (USA)
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An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

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Marc Lawrence

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Marc Lawrence

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Keith Michaels
Whit Baldwin Whit Baldwin ... Doug
Vanessa Wasche Vanessa Wasche ... Rona
Enid Graham ... Trina
Shannon Marie Sullivan ... Sue (as Shannon Sullivan)
Jason Antoon ... Greg Nathan
Jenny Neale Jenny Neale ... Jenny Glick
Caroline Aaron ... Ellen
Billy Griffith ... TSA Agent
Kevin Michael Kennedy ... TSA Officer Kevin (as Kevin Kennedy)
Ali Merhi Ali Merhi ... TSA Agent Ali
Bella Heathcote ... Karen Gabney
Lily Wen ... Judy
Olivia Luccardi ... Chloe
Chris Elliott ... Jim Harper
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Storyline

Keith Michaels, an academy award winner for his screenplay for the movie "Paradise Misplaced", now faces the challenge of being rejected in Hollywood. To get a breakthrough he is forced to take the job he most hates, teaching. The assignment is at a college is far from his comforts and could possibly take him to a new life. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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A comedy about getting on the same page.

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reluctant Professor See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,453,524
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The carousel in the film is the same carousel as the one that can be seen in Now You See Me (2013). See more »

Goofs

Keith says he wrote "Paradise Misplaced" 15 years ago. However, if his son was 5 when he wrote the story and is 18 now, the math does not add up properly. See more »

Quotes

Jim: When I was younger, I thought having the perfect Shakespeare quote for every situation would make me beloved.
Keith Michaels: It's surprisingly unhelpful.
Jim: Yeah, it seems to really annoy people.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits several additional scenes are shown, including Sara crying while watching the end of "Dirty Dancing" on her computer in a library cubicle and Holly dancing with her daughters in the dance studio. See more »

Connections

References A New Leaf (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

If It Weren't For The Boys
Written and Performed by Clyde Lawrence
Courtesy of Clyde Lawrence
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Teaching is about learning something new...
18 February 2015 | by anidempoSee all my reviews

I am not a critic. Hence its very easy for me to rate this movie as 8. Just because of the sheer value in it. Most people will miss it... but please stick till the credits, you'll enjoy it.

It's not a movie about which we gossip about, or go to a multiplex to watch with beer and pop-corn... It's a movie about a lonely man finding hope in something real in life and inspiring that hope in many more. Don't just read these comments, and more comments on how to acting, or the story was. Go see the movie yourself. If you are a teacher, take your students with you. If you want to be a teacher then you'll find really good pointers here. Overall a great fun movie with absolutely no sex, murder, villain, politics or crime. It really hard these days to come by such a movie.

One thing no one commented about are the background music... smooth


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