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Write & Wrong

Yes, it’s a Lifetime movie but I was drawn in because it was a flick about a writer. Being a writer myself I’m a sucker for these things.

Write & Wrong stars Kirstie Alley as a middle-aged screenwriter, who after a bout with alcoholism. tries to get back into Hollywood, but finds herself being phased out by the younger generation of producers, agents and other such LA slime. It’s not just that her ideas are skewed for an older set, but she can’t compete looks-wise with these ‘kids.’

Her secret plan is to pull a Cyrano de Bergerac and have her young good looking nephew shop her scripts around Hollywood. Naturally hilarity ensues including various counts of mistaken identity, misunderstandings and of course, romance (this is Lifetime, ya know).

It’s a pretty simple idea, and might sound like boring and been there done that, but Kirstie Alley pulls it off with spunk and cheek. Of course she’s no stranger to self-effacing humor. Witness her great series “Fat Actress” and her ad campaign for Jenny Craig. Kirstie rocks, this is definitely worth a look.

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