Rebel in the Rye (2017)
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With Rebel in the Rye, we get a solid, well-acted and basically standard biopic.
It's not without its charms and solid observations about the perils and passions of the writerly life, but it's too blunt, too neat, and entirely too starry-eyed about both the creator and his creation.
If Jones doesn't quite pull it off, it is at least a film of many pleasures and a thought-provoking look at American literature's most famous loner.
You do see how Salinger's own words, thoughts and actions were reflected in the character of Holden.
The film offers little more depth about the writer than his Wikipedia article and considerably less than one would get from reading the semi-autobiographical The Catcher in the Rye.
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