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The Words

Overall B+

Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) wants to be a great writer, but doesn't seem to have the necessary talent. When he has an opportunity to publish someone else's manuscript as his own, he achieves the success he hoped for -- but his plagiarism comes with an unexpected cost.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

Why is The Words rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Words PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Why is The Words rated PG-13? The Words is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language and smoking.

Violence: In a wartime setting, a dead body covered in a sheet (except for an injured arm) is seen on a stretcher.  

Sexual Content: An unmarried couple lives together and eventually marries. Some mild sensual scenes between couples are shown.

Language: Use of a single sexual expletives, infrequent (about ten) moderate and mild profanities, and some scatological terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent cigarette smoking is shown in period settings. In a few scenes characters drink alcohol (two to the point of drunkenness) as they attempt to fend off misery.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Words"

Cast and Crew

The Words is directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal and stars Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Words movie is December 23, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Words

Release Date: 24 December 2012

The Wordsreleases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

- Unabridged: A Look Behind the Scenes of The Words

- A Gentleman’s Agreement : A Look at how Bradley Cooper and the Filmmakers Found The Words

- Clay and Daniella - Featurette

- The Young Man and Celia - Featurette

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The struggles of other aspiring authors, and the impact their desires have on others, are explored in the movies Stranger than Fiction and Julie & Julia. The long-term effects of cheating are seen in The Emperor’s Club and Quiz Show.