Movie Review for Salinger

Salinger  Salinger

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Martin Sheen, Gore Vidal

Directed by: Shane Salerno

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 120 mins

Genre: Documentary

Opens September 20th


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel


Hey Phoenix Film Fans!  Opening this week as a Harkins Camelview Exclusive is the documentary into reclusive American Author of “Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger. His books and stories have inspired generations of fans but will fans be impressed with the man behind the pages?


Even if you haven’t read “Catcher in the Rye” or familiar with J.D. Salinger’s work, this film doesn’t focus as much on the stories themselves, but the journey itself.  Featuring interviews with Salingers closest friends’, lovers, family members, respected figures in the literary world and Hollywood admirers,  the stories accumulated paint the picture into a very complicated, intriguing man. Tracking his history as a young man in New York City, through his involvement in World War II, his literary achievements highs and lows, to his various love affairs and marriages, Salinger has led a fascinating life. He was a man that was very particular in his vision for his work and would not compromise for anyone. Be sure to check out “Salinger” when it opens up at Harkins Camelview 5 starting Friday September 20, 2013.