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Despite flaws, 'The Rewrite' with Hugh Grant is enjoyable

Despite flaws, 'The Rewrite' with Hugh Grant is enjoyable

It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days. Writer-director Marc Lawrence expertly tailors an engaging lead role here for the puckish charms of frequent collaborator Hugh Grant ("Two Weeks Notice," "Music and Lyrics"), who plays Keith Michaels, an Oscar-winning screenwriter past his expiration date. Unable to land any scripting job (OK, really?), Keith's chummy agent (Caroline Aaron) finds him a gig teaching screenwriting in a galaxy far, far away from L.A.: upstate New York's Binghamton University (Lawrence's alma mater). Desperate for work, Keith jets...

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