Coming Through The Rye (2016)


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Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys' boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one's life.

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Alex Wolff
as Jamie Schwartz
Stefania Owen
as Deedee Gorlin
Chris Cooper
as J.D. Salinger
Adrian Pasdar
as Mr. Tierney
Eric Nelsen
as Ted Tyler
Jacob Leinbach
as Hank Marcus
Michael Siberry
as Mr. Dewitt
Ed Squires
as Newscaster
Tim Parati
as Skinny Man
Joshua Brady
as Young Man
Zephyr Benson
as Gerry Schwartz
Caleb Emery
as Billy Campbell
Collin Lenfest
as Mike Platt
James Lorenzo
as Mr. Zefferelli
Jody Thompson
as Mr. Leverett
Christian Magnani
as Football Player
Joe Inscoe
as Trucker Guy
Teddy Grennan
as Bartender
Richard Fullerton
as Charlie/Butcher
Judith Reagan
as Woman In Post Office
William Flaman
as Tootless Man
Linda Mari Donnell
as Dust Bowl Woman
Bram Crowe-Getty
as Backwoods Driver
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11)

It's not quite coming of age, but it's definitely growing up a bit.

Dec 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film's send-up of youthful obsession is sweet and funny, and its depiction of first love and buried pain is moving.

Dec 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The film has the CliffsNotes attributes of "Catcher in the Rye" - angst, loneliness, rebellion - but little of the life force or character depth that has made readers identify with them for decades.

Nov 3, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"He is not Holden Caulfield," Salinger tells Deedee when she makes the case for her friend. Indeed he is not. He barely exists as Jamie Schwartz.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As heartfelt and personal as the story is, much of it feels like standard teen angst.

Oct 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Coming Through the Rye may be the closest we'll ever get cinematically to the novel. And in being so far away from it, it's close enough.

Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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