If we give a piece of our lives and our souls to our art, then plagiarism is murder. Just as murder steals a life, the theft of another person’s personal creative expression is akin to killing part of another’s soul. But plagiarism also leaves a mark upon the thief. It reveals their limitations, and a self-recognition that their art will never be as full or as rich as another’s. The Words explores how this theft goes far beyond fame and fortune, and how our lives are no longer our own when we take credit for another’s work. Writer-directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have pulled together a strong script, rich performances, and an incredible score to craft a compelling and captivating film full of deception, remorse, and guilt.