Review of The Rewrite
Last night I rented -- and watched -- The Rewrite. It stars Hugh Grant and Marissa Tomei.
It's good to see Marissa Tomei in a movie again. Hugh Grant basically plays “Hugh Grant”.
The premise is that Hugh Grant's character is a past-his-prime Hollywood screenwriter, who had one big hit about a decade ago, followed by a few flops. He can't get work in Hollywood, so to get some income he has to fill in at a New England university as the “artist in residence”, teaching a one-semester “screenwriting” class. His aim, of course, is to slack off and spend the time writing.
Amusing; entertaining; a few good lines. I laughed, here and there. Enjoyable.
Worth a watch if you generally enjoy Hugh Grant.
My basis for purchasing DVDs (yeah, I still buy the physical medium, if I like the movie enough) is whether there were any scenes that I can see myself re-watching over and over again. For this movie: nope. But a fun movie never the less.