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Poison Pen

Poison Pen

 

94 minutes · 2014

Comedy, Romantic comedy
In this formulaic Irish rom-com, a snobbish, washed-up novelist gets pressured into writing for a gossip magazine and ends up falling in love with his new editor. The film builds on the dubious premise that inside every highbrow is a lowbrow dying to get out; in addition to finding romance, the novelist grows to love his new job as well. The editor, for her part, reveals herself to be as knowledgeable about classic literature as the novelist, which might make you wonder how knowledgeable he actually is. Steven Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimons, and Jennifer Shortall directed a script by Eoin Colfer.

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