The Rewrite

2014, Comedy/Romance, 1h 47m

62 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The Rewrite's unremarkable plot is enlivened considerably by its likable cast, adding up to a comedy that coasts capably on the charms of Hugh Grant and his co-stars. Read critic reviews

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A washed-up screenwriter (Hugh Grant) reluctantly takes a college teaching job and meets a single mother (Marisa Tomei) who changes his life in more ways than one.

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  • Aug 14, 2015
    great movie, reminded me a lot of wonder boys. not a perfect film but the characters are well developed and the story is genuine.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2015
    Watched The Rewrite tonight and I loved it! But then, I am a sucker for well-done romantic comedies and this qualifies. I am also quite familiar with the Binghamton area as I grew up an hour and a half north of there and have passed through it numerous times. I am unashamedly a fan of Hugh Grant and thought he was excellent as the cynical, burned out Hollywood screenwriter still basking in the adulation for his one and only successful screen play who takes a teaching job as a last ditch means of earning a living. The supporting cast was excellent, the screenplay was brilliant, and the story of second chances and finding a purpose was actually inspiring. I am sore tempted to go the full Monty on this and give it five stars.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2015
    After the nosedive Hugh Grant's career took of late I was expecting this to be terrible. Instead it was engaging, well written, well acted and had some great actors in it. Similar to the screenwriting techniques Hugh Grant's character delivers onscreen to his students. If anything the third act that the movie so goes on about is arguably this movies weakest part in an otherwise well told narrative.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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