KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bradley Cooper is reunited with his long-time pals in The Words.
Brian Klugman, Lee Sternhal and Cooper met back in 1988 at Klugman's bar mitzvah.
They bonded over their love for film and sure enough, 24 years later, they released a film together.
It's Klugman and Sternthal's first go around at directing a feature film.
The good thing about this is we have nothing to compare them to.
But the bad news is, they focused too much time on their friendship with Bradley Cooper and not enough time on The Words.
"Yes, unknown directors, but a rising star and a fantastic actor in Bradley. I think that's a combination of those two things and a good script," said co-star Jeremy Irons.
However, Irons is wrong.
The film falls flat from the romantic drama we were all hoping for.
Compiled of a powerful cast including Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Zoe Saldana, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Wilde and Cooper himself, I thought this one would be something special.
I hate to say, I was disappointed with the weakness of its romanticism.
If you want a special romantic movie, spend two hours on Crazy Stupid Love because that one is crazy stupid good.
In The Words, Bradley Cooper plays a writer who steals another mans work.
It's about the price one man pays for making a mistake in order to succeed.
"You can take it as a life-learned lesson of what happens when you don't speak the truth and what happens when you want something so bad, you're willing to do all the wrong things in order for you to get it," said Saldana.
Words mean everything in the world we live in; we text and type on a daily basis.
They carry so much weight but wistfully, the movie doesn't.
Audiences expect a lot more from this type of cast.
Maybe this is proof that best friends shouldn't work together.
The Words is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking.
Runtime: 1 hour and 36 minutes.
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