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Rebel in the Rye (2017)

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The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Oona O'Neill
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Dorothy Olding
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Claire Douglas
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Sol Salinger
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Miriam Salinger
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Betsy Hopper
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Giroux
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Blythe Chaucer
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Gus Lobrano
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Harold Ross
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Herb Kaufman
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Army Therapist
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Nigel Bench
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The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

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A Vida de Um Génio  »

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$378,294, 2 November 2017
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1.85 : 1
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The directorial debut of Danny Strong. See more »

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Salinger impossible for Huolt
22 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Hoult hasn't the depth or grit to portray Salinger. His bland sweetness may be great for a rom-com but it's a disaster for the complex and shadowy character of Salinger. Spacey, on the other hand, is grippingly engaging, but his part is too small to save the film. When is the major film industry going to get over casting pretty face glamour actors in roles they cannot carry? The industry is full of lesser known, skilled, more appropriate actors who would have done a far superior job. This film could have been great, but as it is, it's flat and leaves you wanting.


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