Words and Pictures [DVD] [2013]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director Fred Schepisi
  • Behind the scenes of Words and Pictures
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Words and Pictures
An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clive Owen
    Clive Owen - Jack Marcus
  • Juliette Binoche
    Juliette Binoche - Dina Delsanto
  • Navid Negahban
    Navid Negahban - Will Rashid
  • Amy Brenneman
    Amy Brenneman - Elspeth Croyden
  • Image coming soon
    Christian Scheider - Tony



Customer rating

4.3
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a really enjoyable movie!!!!

    Posted
    MikeLS

    I was steered toward this movie by a friend. I just came on line to find its DVD release date when I saw no reviews yet. Movie was very entertaining, well acted and a really wonderful cast. Some well known, some not. Movie is well worth seeing and is a movie you will watch over and over!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Watch!

    Posted
    Gal21920
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    I didn't review the movie before I purchased it and just took a chance and bought it. I was not disappointed. I thought the movie was delightful and interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Chaz
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    Entertaining Movie. Two people merge their lives, romanticlly, through the Arts and Words.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drama

    Posted
    enzso
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    If you enjoy a great drama with two great actors this will do it for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love inexpensive movies to add to my collection

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    Amoreena07
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    Great movie! Didn't know anything about it and great chick flick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    mocie can be slow in parts but overall is good

    Posted
    Mario19
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    Clive Owen gives a great performance as a teacher with problems

    I would recommend this to a friend



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