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Best Sellers (2021)


A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

Best Sellers (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directors: Lina Roessler

Storyline


A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

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Reviews


70
Variety - Guy Lodge
Its portrait of an easy-target industry goes soft just when it needs a little added spine, while the film’s abrupt tonal transitions from jaunty comedy to cross-generational weepie occasionally come at the expense of the characters’ own credibility. But it’s the overarching niceness of “Best Sellers” that sees it through.
67
Original-Cin - Jim Slotek
Its script is undercooked and veers in random directions from its simple premise. But it has a heart, and two likeable leads who work well together.
64
Paste Magazine - Andrew Crump
Most of Best Sellers’ problems have to do with structure instead of performance, so there’s not much that Plaza and Caine can do. They’re stymied by the writing and constricted by the direction.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Unnamed
Clichés abound and you think you know where this is going. But in her feature debut, Canadian director Lina Roessler manages some genuine surprises. Caine is wonderful, Plaza is charming. The film has its moments, but one for the books this ain’t.
63
Movie Nation - Roger Moore
You’d have to go pretty far wrong to get me to pan anything pairing up Plaza with Caine, and Best Sellers tries its best, at times. But Caine does a grand grump, and Plaza reaches beyond her repertoire of eviscerating, man-eating side-eyes. They make this page-turner worth sticking with until the bittersweet end, and that’s enough.

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