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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.
Why Is The Words Rated PG-13?
The Words is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking.
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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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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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