Last week, I started this new feature with weekly movie reviews. My husband was out of town last week, so I chose a movie with absolutely no action, shooting, or car chases. This movie is perfect for book lovers, readers, and writers:
This is a story told
in layers, as Clay narrates his novel about Rory and Rory copies the
story about the then-young man in Paris. But mostly, it is a story about
an ethical dilemma and the aftermath of ignoring your conscience.
Though its main topic is plagiarism, this movie isn't just for writers.
It's about life and dreams, decisions and consequences. The acting is
all top-notch, as you might have guessed from the all-star cast, and the
plot is unique and intricate. Though I set out to choose a movie
different from the thrillers we usually watch, The Words has its
own kind of suspense, as you wonder whether Rory will get away with his
crime, how he'll fix things with the old man, and what Clay's own story
is. It kept me riveted - and guessing - right up until the end.
Have you seen any good movies lately?