Watch The Rewrite
- 1 hr 47 min
The Rewrite is a romantic comedy directed by Marc Lawrence and released in 2014. The movie stars Hugh Grant as Keith Michaels, a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter who, after a bitter divorce, decides to escape to Binghamton University in the hopes of reigniting his career as a teacher. Upon his arrival, Keith is greeted by Dr. Lerner (played by Alison Janney), who warns him that he is not being given a job as a professor, but rather as a lecturer in a lowly screenwriting course. Despite this, Keith remains optimistic and sets out to teach his students the ins and outs of screenwriting, though his cavalier attitude and cynicism quickly earn the ire of his pupils.
Keith finds himself at odds with one student in particular, a single mother named Karen (played by Bella Heathcote) who challenges his ideas and is not afraid to speak her mind. Despite their initial animosity, the two begin to develop a relationship that complicates Keith's personal and professional life.
As Keith begins to take his teaching job more seriously, he begins to recognize the potential in his students and decides to mentor them in hopes of making their stories into viable screenplays. He even begins to form a friendship with fellow professor Dr. Weldon (played by Chris Elliott), who shares his love for alcohol and cynicism.
Throughout the film, Keith must confront his own flaws and failures, including his relationship with his estranged son and his tendency to run away from his problems. He also realizes the impact he has on his students and how he can use his knowledge and experience to help them achieve their dreams.
Overall, The Rewrite is a charming and witty romantic comedy that balances the struggles of the film industry with personal growth and new beginnings. Hugh Grant delivers a standout performance as the flawed but lovable Keith Michaels, and the supporting cast provides plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments.
The Rewrite is a 2015 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 51.