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REBEL IN THE RYE

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Director:

 Jim Sharman

Genre:

Drama

Country:

USA

Rated:

PG

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

106 Minutes

Description:

Rebel in the Rye focuses on the stretch between J.D. Salinger's 1939 enrollment in a writing class at Columbia University and the immediate aftermath of his success with 1951's The 
Catcher in the Rye. 

This chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers begins as he embarks on his writing career and enters into a tumultuous relationship with young starlet Oona O’Neill. What appears to be a promising start to a career turns into a nightmare when the United States enters World War II. After enlisting, Salinger experiences the horrors of war across the battlefields of Europe, where he begins to pen what would become his iconic novel, The Catcher in the Rye—a work that would forever change the country and its author.

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