Write When You Get Work (2018)

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Write When You Get Work is a thorny romantic comedy set in New York City -- at a private school for girls, and in the world outside its exclusive walls. It's a story of money, access, and mischief, of who gets in through doorways and how. Ruth Duffy is a woman working to put her tumultuous days behind her and establish a career on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side. Jonny Collins is the man she least wants to see, but whose efforts to infiltrate her life seem unimpeded by locks or windows. And Nan Noble is a member of the entitled class whose pronouncements reveal the fears and cluelessness of life on the inside. This is a love story that evolves into a heist.

Cast

Emily Mortimer
as Nan Noble
Finn Wittrock
as Jonny Collins
Rachel Keller
as Ruth Duffy
Scott Cohen
as Guy Brinckerhoff
Jessica Hecht
as Ellen Hazard

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

"Write When You Get Work" doesn't work. Not as a romance, not as a Robin Hood-tinged caper flick, not as a social commentary on racial inequity or classism, and not as a male-buddy picture.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

With zero romance and nonsensical thrills, the only legitimate theft here is of the viewer's time.

Nov 23, 2018 | Full Review…

There are some interesting things going on, and some insight into New York's economic hierarchy, but the film veers off into a hard-to-believe crime heist, and, ultimately, none of it really hangs together.

Nov 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Neither remotely credible nor more than minimally entertaining, Stacy Cochran's New York City romance, "Write When You Get Work," presents rich folk as gullible idiots and blue-collar crooks as heroes.

Nov 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The core of the film is Ruth and Jonny's backstory, which is dosed out in frustrating droplets but is nonetheless affecting.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It should be a scathing study of class and privilege, but it's not sharp enough for that to work.

Mar 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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