The Rewrite (Film – Starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei)
Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) won a major screenwriting award a couple of decades ago and has had trouble pitching a new script; Hollywood just doesn’t like his new ideas. He is desperate for a paying job so unwillingly, but necessarily, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college in Binghamton, New York. He figures he can breeze though this whole teaching thing, but something strange happens. With help from his one non-traditional student (Marisa Tomei) he begins to realize that screenwriting isn’t just something you are born either being able to do or not do as he supposed. It can be taught. And he may be the guy to teach it.
This is Hugh Grant as you remember him in his hit rom-coms: his self-deprecating humor, playing off awkward situations charmingly and being a jerk but still getting you to like him. The best way to describe the film is a coming-of-age story at age fifty. Keith is a man who needs to grow into the next phase of his life and his students help him as he helps them.
Pop some popcorn and enjoy!