Thumbs up (for the review, anyway)

2017-09-07-thumbs-up-for-the-review-anyway
I've never heard of this movie, but the AV Club review is pretty great: they're giving the J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye a D+. Even the few notes of praise are extremely muted ("Hoult doesn’t embarrass himself..."), and the rest of the review is full of lines like these:
"There’s a special cruelty, though, in consigning Salinger—an author whose most famous character incessantly rails against phoniness—to the superficial cliché factory that is Rebel In The Rye. This is the kind of hackwork that signifies writer’s block by having the writer angrily hurl his pencil across the room in frustration, even though he’s sitting at a typewriter."
I won't be seeing the movie, but I'm grateful for the review. There's nothing like a reading genuinely searing post to make me feel more confident about being nasty myself.
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Posted by: Julianka

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