Some Hugh Grant romantic comedies are objectively good (a few of them are even great), others arenâ€™t.Â But, for some reason, I tend to like them all.Â Good and bad.Â Which means Iâ€™ll be seeing The Rewrite even though it was directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), who does not tend to make my favorite Grant movies.Â The addition of the always-welcome Marisa Tomei evens that out.
Going off the trailer, Iâ€™m pretty sure I know every single beat of the movie already.Â It doesnâ€™t appear to be in the league of Notting Hill or About a Boy anything like that, but it also doesnâ€™t look as bad as Nine Months.Â The film also stars Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott.Â Thereâ€™s no domestic release date yet but Lionsgate is releasing the pic in the UK on October 8th.Â Hit the jump for The Rewrite trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Rewrite:
Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world â€“ a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm. But that was fifteen years ago: now, heâ€™s divorced, broke, approaching fifty and hasnâ€™t written a hit film in years. Luckily, his agent has a job for him â€“ a university in the quiet town of Binghamton is looking for someone to teach a course in screenwriting, and with an empty wallet as his motivation, Keith canâ€™t say no. Hoping to give minimal attention to his duties and focus on writing a new script, his attitude slowly begins to turn when he meets Holly (Marisa Tomei). A single mum working two jobs to earn her degree, the pair find themselves connected by their mutual need for a second chance.