Best Sellers (2021)

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Best Sellers (2021). Best Sellers: Directed by Lina Roessler. With Aubrey Plaza, Michael Caine, Cary Elwes, Scott Speedman. A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

“Movie review: Best Sellersu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIN A NUTSHELL:nIn a last-ditch effort to save the boutique publishing house her father has left her after his death, an ambitious young editor goes on a book tour with an aging, bitter, and boozy author who was one of the first writers to put the publishing house on the map. The film is directed by Lina Roessler and written by Anthony Grieco.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTHINGS I LIKED:nAs an author and an author coach, I simply had to watch this movie. I was curious to see what they were going to do with the story and with the legendary Sir Michael Caine. By the way, in order to properly pronounce his name with is own accent, say u0026quot;My Cocaine.u0026quot; ha ha It sounds just like him, right?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGreat opener with the cat and introduction to Sir Michael Caineu0026#39;s crusty character.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe cast also includes Aubrey Plaza, who gives a mature performance, and Ellen Wong as the faithful employee.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDidnu0026#39;t everyone fall in love with Cary Elwes after watching The Princess Bride? Sadly, heu0026#39;s only in one tiny scene in the film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are some tender, touching moments.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTHINGS I DIDNu0026#39;T LIKE:nConsidering the movie is about literature, the writing is surprisingly pedestrian and disappointing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI hate watching people smoke and drink themselves to death.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are some bad, shallow acting moments, none by Sir Michael Caine, of course.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSuper cheesy music.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eExtremely predictable.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSome side storylines completely disappear with no resolution.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTIPS FOR PARENTS:nEnglish and British profanity, including F-bombs (spoken and written)nA man urinates in publicnA man flips the birdnYou see a woman throw upnDrunken, selfish, indulgent behaviornLots of alcoholu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYou can see the rest of my review on my Movie Review Mom YouTube channel.”

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