Rebel in the Rye ★★½

If there's one thing that movies in general have a difficult time communicating and dramatizing, it's the process of writing. It's boring and tedious to anyone except the person doing the writing. This means that any filmmaker trying to examine the life and work of someone like J.D. Salinger is going to run into some significant dramatic problems. If it's already difficult to show the writing process in an engaging way, how could a movie possibly make Salinger's life—the majority of which was about writing and not much else as far as anyone can tell—interesting? Rebel in the Rye tries, although it does so by basically ignoring the writing the part.

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