Movie review: Best Sellers
IN A NUTSHELL: In a last-ditch effort to save the boutique publishing house her father has left her after his death, an ambitious young editor goes on a book tour with an aging, bitter, and boozy author who was one of the first writers to put the publishing house on the map. The film is directed by Lina Roessler and written by Anthony Grieco.
THINGS I LIKED: As an author and an author coach, I simply had to watch this movie. I was curious to see what they were going to do with the story and with the legendary Sir Michael Caine. By the way, in order to properly pronounce his name with is own accent, say "My Cocaine." ha ha It sounds just like him, right?
Great opener with the cat and introduction to Sir Michael Caine's crusty character.
The cast also includes Aubrey Plaza, who gives a mature performance, and Ellen Wong as the faithful employee.
Didn't everyone fall in love with Cary Elwes after watching The Princess Bride? Sadly, he's only in one tiny scene in the film.
There are some tender, touching moments.
THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: Considering the movie is about literature, the writing is surprisingly pedestrian and disappointing.
I hate watching people smoke and drink themselves to death.
There are some bad, shallow acting moments, none by Sir Michael Caine, of course.
Super cheesy music.
Some side storylines completely disappear with no resolution.
TIPS FOR PARENTS: English and British profanity, including F-bombs (spoken and written) A man urinates in public A man flips the bird You see a woman throw up Drunken, selfish, indulgent behavior Lots of alcohol
You can see the rest of my review on my Movie Review Mom YouTube channel.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.
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September 14, 2021 at 07:45 AM