A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.

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Philippe Falardeau

Writers:

Philippe Falardeau, Joanna Smith Rakoff (based on the book by) (as Joanna Rakoff)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Qualley ... Joanna
Sigourney Weaver ... Margaret
Douglas Booth ... Don
Seána Kerslake ... Jenny
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Hugh
Colm Feore ... Daniel
Théodore Pellerin ... Boy from Winston-Salem
Yanic Truesdale ... Max
Hamza Haq ... Karl
Leni Parker ... Pam
Ellen David ... Placement Agent
Romane Denis Romane Denis ... Girl Who Wants an A
Tim Post ... J.D. Salinger
Gavin Drea ... Mark
Matt Holland ... Clifford Bradbury
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Storyline

In New York City's late nineties, a young aspiring writer lands a day-job at J.D. Salinger's literary agency. While her eccentric and old-fashioned boss tasks her to process Salinger's voluminous fan mail, she struggles to find her own voice. Written by micro_scope

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Opening Film of the 2020 Berlinale See more »

Goofs

Joanna, referencing U.C. Berkeley, says she's like "a big cloud of East Coast irony haunting Southern California," but Berkeley is in Northern California. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: The job of an agent is to open up opportunities for their clients, but, when it came to Salinger, the logic was reversed. We had to shield him from the outside world, bolstering his reputation as a complicated recluse.
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Sonata No. 26 B-Flat
Performed by Marie-Ève Scarfone and François Pilon
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as J.S. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Published by Martin Léon
Courtesy of Martin Léon
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A light breeze of a film
29 January 2021 | by paul_cushSee all my reviews

This film isn't a gale of entertainment. Much like the book. It's a Sunday read in the sun while the breeze blows. Or a Saturday late movie when you can't sleep because the damn moon is full and is keeping you up. Wonderfully acted. Styled realistically. Engaged dialogues. Sigourney carries herself and the film along every time she appears and Margaret is a delight to watch- she is going places. Read the book and watch the film. Or watch the film and read the book. It matters not what comes first. The movie is for all book lovers, and whether time has read Catcher or not. A solid 7.


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Country:

Canada | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Salinger Year See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,851, 7 March 2021

Gross USA:

$54,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,711
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