The Words (2012)

There’s more than one way to take a life

After years of struggling, ambitious writer Rory Jansen finally achieves literary prominence when his first published novel becomes a smashing critical and commercial success. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As his star continues to rise, Rory is suddenly confronted by the novel’s true author who is about to teach Jensen that there are consequences for stealing another man’s words.

Information

Bradley as: Rory Jansen
Other cast: Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid & Olivia Wilde
Directed by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Written by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Produced by: Michael Benaroya, Bradley Cooper, Cassian Elwes, Rose Ganguzza, Tatiana Kelly, James Lejsek, Laura Rister, Ben Sachs, François Sylvestre, Lisa Wilson, Jim Young
Box office: The movie opened #4 in the U.S. with $4,750,894. The total domestic gross was $11,494,838 and the foreign $1,736,623.
Release: September 7, 2012 (U.S.) | April 19, 2013 (U.K.)
Runetime: 102 min
Rated: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking.

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Character Quotes

Rory Jansen: I’m not who I thought I was, okay? I’m not. And I’m terrified that I never will be.

Reviews

“Cooper manages to present a likable and relatable character – in spite of a despicable and cowardly decision.”
Ben Kendrick, Screenrant

Triva

• Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman wrote the script back in 1999. As friends of Bradley before his Hangover fame, they ask him to play the lead, he accepted then and kept his word more than 10 years later.

Awards & Nominations

Nominated Teen Choice Awards 2013 Choice Movie Actor: Drama (Bradley Cooper)
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