My Salinger Year Reviews

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June 10, 2021
The entire enterprise feels deeply artificial, like a carefully assembled French pastry: it is lovely to look at, and clearly produced with great care, but is too sickly to comfortably eat.
June 6, 2021
Philippe Falardeau has here fashioned a love letter to both literature and to those who are so earnestly shaped by it.
June 4, 2021
My Salinger Year is a film that can be enjoyed as much for the sea of affectionate literary allusions in which it swims, as for its humour, its quirky cast of characters, or its success as a heartfelt character study.
June 1, 2021
The film becomes a cliché. [Full review in Spanish]
May 29, 2021
Only Weaver's commanding turn as the brusque-yet-caring agent with her own secrets to hide really comes alive. Disappointing fare indeed.
May 28, 2021
A witty script keeps this true story entertaining, as it mixes warm affection for the work of JD Salinger with wryly comical observations about the publishing world.
May 24, 2021
You can't help comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada, which is sharper and funnier and more bitter...but it's the very definition of a film that goes down nicely, there are better things it can be but worse things too...
May 23, 2021
Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley are two of the juiciest actresses in America and, thanks to them, this period drama is never less than tantalising.
May 23, 2021
Any film that can take an actor as sparky as Qualley and deliver a character with the personality of a damp dishcloth wrapped in a cardigan is seriously underusing its year in New York.
May 23, 2021
It's difficult not to see My New York Year as a dulled, quaint film quickly forgotten in the shadow of a better movie: The Devil Wears Prada.
May 21, 2021
A low-key delight, a kind of gentle literary version of The Devil Wears Prada.
May 21, 2021
While sections of the film sleepwalk through the script, it is a perfectly pleasant and watchable take on a young woman finding her own creative path through those who have trodden it before.
May 20, 2021
Lacking in style and substance, would benefit from a major redraft.
May 19, 2021
Weaver is the secret weapon, the book trade made flesh.
May 19, 2021
Terrific turns from Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver can't make this literary drama into something worth the viewer's time
May 18, 2021
Alas, whatever charm Quelley and Weaver bring is further squandered by the film's inability to either recreate the dawn-of-the-digital-age mid-1990s setting or evoke the requisite nostalgia for the disappearing world Rakoff's employer...
May 18, 2021
It strolls along nicely with a quiet literary charm, but My Salinger Year/My New York Year will struggle to impress itself on even the author's keenest fans.
May 17, 2021
If you're an aspiring literary type, this is the film for you: a sweet - if slight - entry in the coming-of-age canon, buoyed by strong turns from Qualley and Weaver.
May 17, 2021
Try as it might, it doesn't quite capture the magic of great literature and of finding your voice, but there's a certain amount of loveliness along the way.
May 16, 2021
My Salinger Year is visually lovely with Qualley in an endearing lead performance.
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