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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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Danny Strong

Writers:

Danny Strong, Kenneth Slawenski (based on "J.D. Salinger: A Life Raised High" by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Jerry Salinger
Kevin Spacey ... Whit Burnett
Victor Garber ... Sol
Hope Davis ... Miriam
Zoey Deutch ... Oona O'Neill
Lucy Boynton ... Claire Douglas
Brian d'Arcy James ... Giroux
Eric Bogosian ... Harold Ross
Bernard White ... Swami Nikhilananda
Jefferson Mays ... William Maxwell
Will Rogers ... Herb Kaufman
Sarah Paulson ... Dorothy Olding
James Urbaniak ... Gus Lobrano
Keenan Jolliff ... Clay Miller
Caitlin Mehner ... Blythe Chaucer
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida de Um Génio See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,967, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$378,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$944,370
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The directorial debut of Danny Strong. See more »

Quotes

Whit Burnett: I got an eye. I can spot talent coming a mile away. Saroyan, Cheever, Caldwell, I discovered them all. Of course, it would be nice if somebody discovered me.
Jerry Salinger: Hey, come on, you've been published.
Whit Burnett: I not only discovered them, I shaped them, I challenged them.
[Pointing at his flat]
Whit Burnett: This is me.
[On the stairs]
Whit Burnett: You should continue to write about Holden, but not as a short story.
Jerry Salinger: Well, hang on, wait, wait, wait, wait. What do you mean?
Whit Burnett: I think Holden Caulfield is a novel.
Jerry Salinger: No, no, I couldn't write a ...
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Oscar worthy performance by Nicholas Hoult!
16 February 2018 | by ewa-sailaSee all my reviews

A truly fascinating film and I found myself thinking "Nicholas Hoult must get an Oscar for this one" only to be so very disappointed to find out he is not even nominated! I agree with the previous reviewer who mentioned the Kevin Spacey scandal and that it probably had something to with it. People, please see this film, it will be worth your time! If you have read "Catcher in the Rye" it will give you more about the author, if you haven´t, it will give you a reason to!


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