The Rewrite


Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 64%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 14983


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Marisa Tomei as Holly Carpenter
Allison Janney as Mary Weldon
Hugh Grant as Keith Michaels
J.K. Simmons as Dr. Lerner
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807.67 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 47 min
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1hr 47 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by amarobenq 9 / 10

Surprisingly Good

This movie immediately seemed another boring and predictable romantic comedy. Its first 5 to 15 minutes are almost annoyingly predictable, but manage to keep you going on watching, at least if you have any hope on a change of story. But just after that predictable, annoying start, things start to change in a more realistic way, giving the story its own sense of reality that seemed to be a bit wobbly. The movie quickly gets amusing to watch, as the main character (played by Hugh Grant) starts making some remarkable, but also extremely funny and joyful remarks. The movie improves by the minute, and Holly (played by Marisa Tomei) brings out the best of the movie from the first moment she shows up. The combination between both main characters is surprisingly addictive movie-wise, perhaps more-so than some of the best romantic movies of all time. The movie improved by the minute and it actually sends a beautiful message of autonomy, respect, cooperation, resilience, love and care. In the middle of all this comes the remarkable and humorous parts the movie has, taking some weight out of the romance, thus turning it into a romantic comedy. To sum up without trying to be more of a spoiler: First 10 minutes can be quite boring and give you a sense that it is going to be a dull, romantic movie. But after Holly (Marisa Tomei) shows up and Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) lightens up the mood with his incredible remarks and sense of humour, you will just get addicted on it and enjoy every second of it until the end.

Reviewed by srdjan_veljkovic 7 / 10

Surprisingly funny start, but loses steam towards the end

The start is very funny and insightful, with interesting portrays and comments on the modern world and Hollywood/American film/TV production. The conflict of the main character, who tells things "as they are" (at least as he sees it) and not "as people like to see them", and later has to patch up the problems that this creates for him and his career is also interesting and well portrayed.

Unfortunately, it loses steam and ends up more-or-less like a "regular" romantic comedy, but even then it's not a bad romantic comedy.

I'm not a fan of Hugh Grant, but, this is a very good fit for his acting skills. OTOH, I like Marisa Tomei's acting, yet this is not a good fit for her - she excels playing quirky women, which is not what this character is about. Other actors do a decent job. Directing is also decent.

The main impression is that this could have been much better, but, it didn't follow through on its initial premise, for whatever reason. Still, it's well worth the watch and much better than most modern movies.

Reviewed by jb_campo 7 / 10

Smart, thoughtful, and well-acted non-traditional film

The Rewrite was surprisingly good. Hugh Grant stars as the stereotypical writer who had a big hit but now has had a long dry run and stands on the outside looking in on the successful side of Hollywood.

Grant (as Keith Michaels) is desperate for money, so he accepts a job in upstate New York's sleepy town of Binghampton, working as a teacher for a Screenplay Writing class. He's never taught before, how he picks his class is classically funny, how he teaches is a laugher, and how he interacts with the class is truly funny.

Grant meets Marisa Tomei who gets him to look more seriously at his actions. She's an older non-traditional student in his class who is seemingly everywhere on campus. Grant has a silly relationship with a young student which I still cannot fathom why that had to be there, except to show how stupid Grant was.

However, Grant's self-deprecating humor, and his willingness to fire torpedoes at all his colleagues, was really funny. Allison Janney plays the head of the department and she too was terrific. She's an impressive actress who plays this stick-in-the-mud department head who likes things the way they are and is in no mood for Grant's silly behavior.

Grant is though a pretty good guy who is really a pretty good mentor because no one can teach a course better than someone who has reached his level. Will he eventually realize this? What will happen with him and Tomei, or with this young student. will the truth prevail?

For a pretty simple film, there's enough intrigue to keep you involved and wondering how it will turn out, like McFarland, or Hoosiers - will the good guy do the right thing or sell out?

I recommend The Rewrite - good solid story, good acting. Enjoy.

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