The world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. Set amidst the colourful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, the film follows a young Salinger as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill, and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that inform the creation of his masterpiece, ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye—for the rest of his life.
Based on J.D Salinger: A Life Raised High (the book) by Kenneth Slawenski.
Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Sarah Paulson
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