2 1/2 stars
"The Words" is a peculiar, old-school beast to encounter in the movie year 2012, lacking utterly in computer-generated effects, not to mention Avengers and masked superheroes in general. It's more or less a grown-up picture, and not bad at that, though its muted and patient style (mitigating a multilayered and not wholly satisfying narrative) has both its merits and its drawbacks. Still, as I say: not bad.
It tells three stories, and it's up to the viewer to determine how much they intersect and who's responsible for what fabrication.
Most of the film, however -- written and directed by the debut feature team of
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The way "The Words" toggles back and forth between the "fictional" stories and the "real," present-day one, recalls a
"The Words" Movie Trailer
MPAA rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and smoking).
Running time: 1:41.
Credits: Written and directed by
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