REBEL IN THE RYE
Biopic. This film sheds light on reclusive US author JD Salinger (Nicholas Hoult), who shot to stardom when his novel The Catcher in the Rye was published. We get a glimpse of his writing process, tortured mental state and experiences during World War 2. There’s also a romance thrown in for good measure.
It’s received mediocre reviews but it’s a worth a watch, not least due to good performances by Hoult and the now disgraced Kevin Spacey as Salinger’s mentor. – JANE SURTEES 2017. 105 MIN. 13DV. ALSO ON DSTV BOX OFFICE.