“The Words” is a chick flick worth watching

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Rachel Cabakoff

The previews of “The Words” give the viewer an impression that Bradley Cooper’s character, Rory Jansen, is going through an internal struggle as a writer trying to write that one novel that will get him recognized. However, the movie is not as complex as it may appear at first glance.

Directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal successfully portray the frustration and anger a writer experiences when trying to be inspired. Alongside Cooper, is Zoe Saldana who plays Cooper’s wife, Dora, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde and Dennis Quaid.

The film takes you on a journey that all begins when Rory and Dora are on their honeymoon in Paris and Rory comes across a briefcase with a beautifully written romantic novel inside. Overcome by emotion and the pressure to write that one perfect story, Rory decides to call this piece his own. As a result of this, Rory is taken on a journey of awards and recognition because of this one piece of writing. It is a story within a story. Rory is fighting this pang of guilt for stealing the story while at the same time the viewer is being taken back into the novel about this romance that occurred years and years ago.

Although there aren’t a great amount of special effects, the filmmakers successfully portray the war era and make one feel as if they are a part of the romance of Paris. The soundtrack ties in with the emotion of lost love and longing and gives each scene a little something extra.

Needless to say, “The Words” is a good “chick flick.” Although the plot is a little weak, it is still visually interesting to watch and honestly, who doesn’t love Cooper?

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