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Barry Bostwick
To see a miserable writer's life on screen, try 'Finding Joy'

With the succcess of Judd Apatow's movies, one stample of romantic comedies has become the loser adult guy who finds love. Once, that guy was a 40-year-old virgin working in an electronics store. Another time, he was a slacker on a bong water-stained couch. In the hands of other writers, he has changed -- he's become, of all things, a writer. The new film "Finding Joy," which opened in limited release last week, features a writer who is such a failure that he has to move in with his parents. I've seen only the trailer, but his writerly disappointments seem all too familiar. He's broke. He writes in cramped, dark spaces. He gets published in hardcover --...

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