Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the
D'Souza is the director and moving force behind the political documentary "2016
The rest of the film is a character assassination diatribe about as subtle as
Obscure pundits make negative claims about the president's psychological state based on their own speculative assumptions. It's partisan attack fluff with little substance. It looks a lot like the confetti that rains down at the end any political convention.
The 'Word' here is snoozer
Handsome aspiring writer Rory (Cooper) cannot find a publisher for his book, as it's too cerebral for the mass market. While on his Paris honeymoon, he finds a vintage satchel. Lo and behold, tucked inside is a sure best seller written by an unknown.
Rory gets it published as his own, and garners lavish praise and riches. Then a crinkled old man (
What starts out as interesting drama of moral choices gets totally muddled by the end. I still don't get what
Ah but that's Hollywood for you. Once again, style wins out over substance.
My words of advice on "The Words" is to wait until it comes to TV. It will have you fast asleep on the couch in seconds.
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.