My Salinger Year (\N)

My Salinger Year is a movie starring Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, and Douglas Booth. A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
  • 6.3 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • 2018-09-07 Added:
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8 / 10

Heart warming

This is quiet and lovely; I don't understand the low score.

7 / 10

A nice film, nicely made.

While there is nothing particularly revelatory about My Salinger Year, it is a pleasant and neatly crafted film. There are obvious comparisons to be made with The Devil Wears Prada but this work seems far more honest and much less showy. There is humour but not to the camp heights of 'Prada'. Instead there are some great observations on the arrival of the internet and email into the long established world of New York literati, the story being set in 1995. The always striking Sigourney Weaver has fabulous command of comedy and makes these moments truly memorable. But an actor such as Weaver has so much more to give and does so in the small opportunities she his given to extend her character beyond two dimensions. Qualley is an adeqate lead, at times over then under playing her role. Fantasy moments are also woven in, which do feel awkward at first but then somehow seem to fit with the protagonist's wistfulness. A dance sequence is particularly lovely. If you are looking for a pleasant, not very challenging but intelligent adult film then My Salinger Year will satisfy a night out, or more likely, a night in.

8 / 10

Worth your patience

This film starts off a bit slow and hard to follow until you start to feel you are back in that time of your life when you had your first notable job. The story unfolds and you start to care about the depth of the cast. The music accompanies the scenes nicely. The images of New York are always appreciated by me. This is a gentle movie for those who appreciate writers, books and agents.

9 / 10

new insight into an old Brilliant Mind

A work of genius which transcends the brilliance of its subject (the flawed genius Salinger). Heart-warming, charming and outwardly simple, he Salinger Year it penetrates the complex world of the literary agent; the mix of genius and talent and pretentious mediocrity which defines 'Art'.

See it, see it again ... You will be affected by it...Beware.

8 / 10

Wonderful love ode to writing

Excellently played by the protagonist and Weaver, her antagonist. We're drawn into the world of literature and enjoy and suffer it through this heart-warming coming-of-age story of the protagonist who learns to make decisions, bravely pursue her dreams and handle her relationships. Feel-good cinema.