Main Plot Points:
- Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) – an abstract painter, and new teacher on campus – and challenges her to a war between words and pictures…and, in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.
What We Thought:
- There’s nothing wrong with Words and Pictures. There’s nothing all that great about it either though. I felt like I’ve seen it before, but the leads make it worth watching.
- Honestly it pretty much is just another romantic movie with some comedy, but Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche add that little extra to make it way better than it should be. You felt like their characters were pretty genuine.
- At its core it’s just another opposites attract/boy meets girl type story (set in school this time around), but they are flawed. Despite those flaws they still connect and you kinda see where I’m going with this.
- There are some subplots with students I could have had less of. You are watching this for Owen & Binoche and sure you need students, but some of it felt like whatever buzz word was trendy, let’s throw that into the mix.
- The Blu-ray looks really good. There are some fantastic backdrops and camera work that really highlight the film. The scenery is pretty amazing. Audio has full dialogue and score.
- Words and Pictures is a good adult movie. The over 40 crowd should like it. Sure it’s a bit clichéd and done before, but the leads are great as usual and it doesn’t dumb down the storyline. It’s somewhat smart and funny and just an easy watch.
- Audio Commentary with Director Fred Schepisi
- Behind the Scenes of “Words and Pictures”
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Juliette Binoche
- Clive Owen
- Amy Brenneman
Recommended if You Like:
- The Words
- Love Punch
- Clive Owen