Best Sellers 100 mins

Sunday, 19 December 8:15PM

  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers
  • Best Sellers

Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza match wits – and red pens – as a cranky author and peppy publisher in this rollicking literary comedy.

Lucy Skinner has inherited her father’s boutique publishing house, and the ambitious would-be editor has nearly sunk it with failing YA titles and bad reviews. When she discovers the company is owed a book by Harris Shaw, a reclusive, cantankerous, booze-addled author who originally put the company on the map, she looks to him for one last stab at salvation, both commercial and critical. And her timing couldn’t be more perfect. Harris owes money and he happens to have a new book -which he hates. Lucy’s ecstatic until she finds out Harris’s old contract stipulates that no one edit his work. However, in exchange, he must tour the book. And so is born the book tour from hell -where fame doesn’t equal fortune, twitter followers don’t add up to shit, and the legacy your trying to uphold might be born out of lies the past can’t contain.

The warm-hearted feature directorial debut of Canadian actor Lina Roessler (Lost Girl), based on Anthony Grieco’s award-winning original screenplay, delighted audiences at its Berlinale Special Gala premiere. Here, the ever-riveting Plaza channels some of her finest characters – from the ruthless smarts of Parks & Recreation’s April to the artistic intensity of Black Bear’s Allison – while Caine is endearingly at his most curmudgeonly, re-treading the literary territory he mined so delightfully in 1983’s Educating Rita.

Best Sellers is a filmic page-turner that will keep you guessing which of these oddball pair will come out on top.


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Sunday, 19 December 8:15PM

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