PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
When Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) finds and reads The Old Man's (Jeremy Irons') manuscript, the first page shown on-screen is actually an excerpt from Ernest Hemingway's memoir, "A Moveable Feast", discussing one of his early short stories called "Up in Michigan". Nearly all of Hemingway's other early works were lost because the suitcase his wife had packed them in was stolen from a train in Paris when she left in unattended for a few minutes. The Old Man's story parallels this event.
The Old Man:
You choose the words, you choose the pain.
When Rory and Dora are arguing in the alley outside of the restaurant, Rory's words do not match his lips' movements.
The US theatrical version was slightly censored for a PG-13 rating, removing several instances of strong language, and re-edited for shorter running time of 97 minutes. The US Blu-ray and DVD contain a 102 minute extended cut that restores these alterations, and several international theatrical releases (such as the UK), are based on this version.
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