The Words

The screenwriting and directing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal pile on with the story of Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), a writer at the top of his game who must face the consequences of stealing — not just ideas or a few phrases, but an entire st

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How far has the literary profession fallen in the past half-decade or more? Beyond the notion that the novel is dead, we live in a day and age when writers are being exposed as frauds with regularity and now the screenwriting and directing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal pile on with the story of Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), a writer at the top of his game who must face the consequences of stealing — not just ideas or a few phrases, but an entire story. Will The Words matter when we look back on the career of Bradley Cooper? Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened for review

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