The movie

My Salinger Year

Would-be writer Joanna suffers the withering sarcasm of her boss Margaret (Sigourney Weaver) at the literary agency where she works.

Length: 101 min
Country: Canada, Ireland
Language spoken: English
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Colm Feore
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Release date: 2020

Description

In 1990s New York, would-be writer Joanna (star-in-the-making Margaret Qualley, so good opposite Brad Pitt in ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’) suffers the withering sarcasm of her boss Margaret (Sigourney Weaver) at the literary agency where she works. Joanna’s job? Answering the fan mail sent to the agency’s star, the famous—and famously reclusive—J.D. Salinger... Philippe Falardeau has fashioned a coming-of-age tale that will delight not only everyone who has ever harboured dreams of a literary life, but also anyone who has dreamt of making it in the Big Apple. And Margaret Qualley is nothing short of a delight.

‘[In the] consistently amusing and wry period piece “My Salinger Year,” Qualley has the opportunity to carry the story, and she delivers an effortlessly endearing performance in a literary adventure that plays like “The Devil Wears Prada” meets “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”… Sigourney Weaver is a fountain of dry wit (can you be a fountain of dry wit, let’s say yes) as Margaret… [and] Theodore Pellerin is a standout as the Salinger fan known as “Boy from Winston-Salem.” Mostly, though, this is Margaret Qualley’s movie and Joanna’s story, and whether Joanna is dancing in a fantasy sequence or finding her voice as a writer and as a person, it’s a lovely and endearing performance.’—Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun-Times

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