MOVIE REVIEW: "The REWRITE". Do You Need to re-write your Life?
There are TWO kinds of ReWRITE in meaning.
The METAPHOR or the REEL THING?
He is broke and is unable to pay his rent and alimony. So Keith (Hugh Grant) reluctantly accepts a job teaching screenwriting at a local university in Binghamton.
“Now, Class … I must stress that WRITING is an ART and YOU must have an inborn TALENT for it.”
“I STILL SETTLE FOR WOMEN CLOSER TO MY AGE … They are gifted and … hmmm… more sexually experienced!”
“She’s my type … hmmm… sexy and lithesome.”
“If for anything else, this spring chicken can curb my horny day blues!”
“In my Younger Days, I amassed countless AWARDS for my SCRIPTS.”
” THE REWRITE ” MOVIE REVIEW
LIFE can be painted as a horror story, only if you ever allow it to be. (moan).
Not all days are gonna be sunshine days, right?
Not when you are approaching middle-age, with a few extra lines piled unceremoniously upon your forehead.
Maybe your looks are fading, along with your self-esteem. Maybe your bosom buddies don’t root for you like they used to. Maybe you’ve been mortified as a piece of old “over the hill” junk ” stacked with a dish of bitter-sweet memories. Maybe …. (more maybe’s …)
If the aforementioned happens to you, hold on, in life you give yourself a wake-up call.
You hear an inner voice beckoning you, “Don’t moon, just get your ass up and do something about re-writing your life story.
Does this little episode seem like a page from a movie script?
Life can be a sweet song throttling from your pet canary.
But this story is for real, about a university lecturer (my friend) who stumbles in life badly, eons ago and who picked up the tethers and carried on with his life with all the dignity he can muster.
Hey FRIEND, IF YOU ARE READING THIS HERE, I know you’d never give up on life and THIS REVIEW IS DEDICATED TO YOU.
Show me the way, Okay?
THE REEL THING
Life can be a yoyo, swinging towards whichever direction you throw.
Screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) reminisces once-in-a-while over his past glories when he was on top of the world.
He has won the Golden Globe Award for best screenplay eons ago and even had a hit movie to his name. He was once happily married and life then was pure bliss. But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s 50+, totally divorced, broke, and hasn’t written a single screenplay for ages. He is now forgotten material.
Luckily, his agent found him a job, to teach screenwriting in a university within the quiet town of Binghamton.
Hopping to give minimal attention to his teaching duties and to focus on writing his new script instead, his attitude slowly begins to change when he meets adult student Holly (Marisa Tomei).
She is a single mum working two jobs to earn her degree. Soon the pair of star-crossed lovers find themselves embracing solace for a second chance at love.
Meanwhile she has a fell-out with a fellow colleague, a Jane Austen specialist (Allison Janney) who dislikes his gallivanting lifestyle and totally disapproves of him bedding an amorous student.
“Too much wine, not enough cheese,” he later conveniently explains to ward off misinterpretation of text.
Go watch this movie that shows you that the teaching profession may be a breeding ground for loners.