The Words

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This mostly pleasing rumination on moral choices and how the theft of ideas propels fiction eventually lurches to an ambiguous ending likely to please no one. The three-tiered story centers on a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper) who happens across the manuscript of a novel which he publishes as his own work, only to face an ethical dilemma when the real author (Jeremy Irons) turns up. Co-writers and directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal's talky drama is just the thing for those yearning to don tweed and corduroy, sip red wine and discuss literature on rainy nights.

Watch out for: Two premarital situations and occasional profane and crude language.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 - parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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