Sometimes studio dramas are tough sells, case in point being the romantic drama The Words. The star power was there and the story looked engaging enough to grab casual moviegoers, yet the film failed to perform at the box office, despite its mixed reviews and generally mediocre word-of-mouth.
I ended up catching the flick after two or three weeks and I must say that 80% of it is really enduring and good. The rest of it is pointlessly confusing though and certainly downgrades the film’s lasting appeal.
There’s a story going on within a story and eventually it becomes just too much trying to juggle which story and which characters you’re supposed to be following at any given time. What’s worse is that the film never benefits from this layered approach and instead becomes a chore trying to sift through the dud story in hopes of getting to the much more interesting ones.
Our very own Jonathan Lack had this to say about the film in his review:
The Words is horrible, a smug, self-satisfied piece of over-plotted nonsense that is horribly written and decently acted. Stay far, far away.
The Blu-Ray will come with the following bonus material:
- Extended Version of the film
- Unabridged: A Look Behind the Scenes of The Words
- A Gentleman’s Agreement : A Look at how Bradley Cooper and the Filmmakers Found The Words
- Clay and Daniella – Featurette
- The Young Man and Celia – Featurette
The Words will street on December 24th, 2012.