“Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman star in this drama about the friendship between writer Thomas Wolfe and editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway).”
Early scenes in the movie have Max Perkins (Firth) reading page 1 of Wolfe’s manuscript:
“. . . a stone, a leaf, an unfound door; a stone, a leaf, a door. And of all the forgotten faces.
Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not know our mother’s face; from the prison of her flesh have we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth.
Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father’s heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?
While the movie gets panned by a good number of reviewers, Firth and Law put in strong performances. And Firth in any movie, is a must-watch movie for me. He doesn’t disappoint.
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