Bradley Cooper as Rory Jansen

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American film, theater, and television actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Hangover (2009), The A-Team (2010), Wedding Crashers (2005), and Limitless (2011). In 2011, People magazine named Cooper "Sexiest Man Alive".

A few of his other movies include: Yes Man (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), and The Hangover part II (2011).

Zoe Saldana as Dora Jansen

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario ( born: June 19, 1978), known by her stage name as Zoe Saldana or Zoë Saldaña, is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2000 film Center Stage and the 2002 film Crossroads. She later gained prominence for her roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Star Trek (2009), and Avatar (2009). She also had a lead role in the action film Colombiana (2011).

Some of her other work includes: Drumline (2002), The Terminal (2004), Guess Who (2005), Vantage Point (2008), The Skeptic (2009), The Losers (2010), Takers (2010), Death at a Funeral (2010) and coming soon, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

Olivia Wilde as Daniella

Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn; March 10, 1984) is an American/ Irish actress and fashion model. She has appeared in a number of television and film productions such as The O.C. (2004), The Black Donnellys (2007), House (2007 - 2012), Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), and In Time (2011).

Some of her other movies include: The Girl Next Door (2004), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), The Change-Up (2011), and People Like Us (2012).

Dennis Quaid as Clay Hammond

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Long Riders (1980), The Right Stuff (1983), Enemy Mine (1985), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Big Easy (1987), Far from Heaven (2002), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Traffic (2000), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Frequency (2000), Wyatt Earp (1994), The Parent Trap (1998), Soul Surfer (2011), The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981), Tough Enough (1983), Suspect (1987), Undercover Blues (1993), Switchback (1997), The Parent Trap (1998), Any Given Sunday (1999), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), In Good Company (2004), Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Smart People (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Pandorum (2009), and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).

Jeremy Irons as The Old Man

Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969. Irons's first major film role came in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in such films as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988). In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Other notable films have included The House of the Spirits (1993), The Lion King (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Being Julia (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Eragon (2006), Appaloosa (2008), and Margin Call (2011).

In October 2011, he was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The Words (2012)

September 14, 2012

Release Date: September 7, 2012
Rated: PG-13
Directed by: Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons

Description: An aspiring writer claims another man's long lost work as his own, only to find that there are steep consequences to be paid when ambition is valued above love.

Review: It was very interesting as there were actually three different stories going on through the course of this movie. We opened the movie with Clay Hammond (Quaid), an author, at a book reading of a book that he wrote. Dennis Quaid is one of my favorite actors, we really don’t see much of him here but he still plays such a major role. He narrates most of the movie since it is the story he is reading from his book. During the reading of his book Hammond meets Daniella (Wilde), the beautiful, mysterious woman that seems to be very interested in him.

The second story is the book Hammond has written called; The Words.  It is the story of Rory Jansen (Cooper), an author who is having a hard time getting his book published but things are about to quickly turn around for him. While vacationing in Paris, his wife Dora (Saldana) buys him an old briefcase. In this briefcase Rory finds a manuscript. After reading it he loves it so much and for one minute wishes he could write like that and types the entire thing on his computer as if it is his. Dora comes across it on accident and thinking it is his, encourages him to submit it to the publishers. Burdened with much guilt, he submits it. The book goes on to be a best seller which Rory wins many awards for and this is where the third story begins.

Of course you cannot steal someone else’s work, have it become a best seller, and not have the original author recognize it. The old man (Irons) comes to find Rory and meets with him. He not only tells him he wrote the original manuscript, he tells him the entire story of how the book came to be. After this meeting with the old man Rory is faced with some pretty big decisions and feeling guilt like never before. Rory Jansen must make some pretty hard decisions.

There are so many twists and turns it really keeps your mind engaged while following each different story line.  Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons make up a great cast for this movie with wonderful chemistry. I have to give huge props to Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal for writing and directing such a great story. It was very inventive and engaging.  I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would definitely recommend it to anyone over the age of 13.