It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days.
Unable to land any scripting job (OK, really?), Keith's chummy agent (
To no viewer's great surprise, Keith, who's divorced with an estranged son, will go from bad teacher to revered professor as he bungles his way through the demands of academia, finding himself in the process.
He'll have help from late-blooming coed and single mom Holly (
If Keith's journey wasn't so darned amusing, the movie's many gaps in logic might be unforgivable. (The realities of university procedure, not to mention the nuances of show business, are largely out the window.) Still, though it may not rewrite any film industry mandates, this one's a fun throwback to a time when less could be more.
MPAA rating: None.
Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes.