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Coming Through the Rye

PG-13 Released Oct 14, 2016 1h 37m Drama TRAILER for Coming Through the Rye: Trailer 1 List
70% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 65% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Sixteen-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) is not the most popular kid at his all-boys boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character in "The Catcher in the Rye," and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school, Jamie runs away to search for author J.D. Salinger (Chris Cooper). Read More Read Less
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Claudia Puig The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan) The film is undermined by distracting elements, like scenes in which Jamie breaks the fourth wall and addresses the camera directly with snarky asides. [Full review in Japanese] Rated: 2/4 May 3, 2019 Full Review Matthew Lickona San Diego Reader It's not quite coming of age, but it's definitely growing up a bit. Rated: 3/5 Dec 9, 2016 Full Review Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader The film's send-up of youthful obsession is sweet and funny, and its depiction of first love and buried pain is moving. Dec 1, 2016 Full Review Don Shanahan 25YL (25 Years Later) Coming Through the Rye exudes a polish and a vibe that defines the film's wit and tone. Rated: 5/5 Feb 22, 2020 Full Review Sean K. Cureton Film Inquiry Coming Through the Rye though circumvents explicit adaptation of the novel which it unapologetically recalls, feels wrongheaded and disrespectful of J.D. Salinger's wishes. Dec 5, 2016 Full Review Ray Pride Newcity A well-meant if tender-headed morsel of a young man's road trip from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire in search of the elusive J. D. Salinger in a sketchily realized 1969. Nov 21, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A road movie about high school students looking for Salinger. That's all there is to it, but it hold together in many ways as a coming-of-age movie. The heroine, Stefania Owen, is more mature than the main character, and she's good in many ways. It's a good contrast there. But there are a lot of films about finding Salinger :-) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A charming and, at times, visually stunning coming-of-age story. Coming Through The Rye is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful book, even though Jamie is certainly (and thankfully) no Holden Caulfield. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A charming and, at times, visually stunning coming-of-age story. Coming Through The Rye is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful book, even though Jamie is certainly (and thankfully) no Holden Caulfield. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderful movie, masterfully written, superbly acted, beautifully filmed. Poignant and touching, but not heavy; a perfect capture of adolescence. I could not recommend it more highly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Sleeper. Nice flick. Not great, but, not bad. I give it a B for a grade. Solid acting and directing. Writing wasn't horrible considering the plot is rather simple. They did the best they could. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Alex Wolff did a very good job, he's AMAZING! Good movie :D Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) is not the most popular kid at his all-boys boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character in "The Catcher in the Rye," and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school, Jamie runs away to search for author J.D. Salinger (Chris Cooper).
Director
James Steven Sadwith
Producer
Stan Erdreich, Teddy Grennan, James Steven Sadwith
Screenwriter
James Steven Sadwith
Distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films, Eammon Films
Production Co
Life Out Loud Films
Rating
PG-13 (Language|Some Drug Material|Sexuality)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 14, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 13, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$4.0K
Runtime
1h 37m
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