A witty romantic drama, WORDS AND PICTURES stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (OWEN) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (BINOCHE) — an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A love story that actually has something on its mind beyond romance.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 06.05.2014
That the couple have any charm is thanks to Owen and Binoche. In fact, it is hard not to hope that they'll get another chance at romance some day - the actors, that is.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 05.22.2014
Shoots for vintage screwball and misses for lack of wit.Ella Taylor, NPR, 05.22.2014
With remarkable ease, director Fred Schepisi delivers a literate, grown-up comedy in the forgotten tradition of George Cukor and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 06.05.2014