Authors Anonymous


Action / Comedy


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Kaley Cuoco as Hannah Rinaldi
Tricia Helfer as Sigrid Hagenguth
Jonathan Bennett as William Bruce
Teri Polo as Colette Mooney
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681.51 MB
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1hr 32 min
P/S 3 / 10
1.41 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 3 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by curvy_vegetarian 3 / 10

Upsetting and annoying rather than funny

Definitely a very "meta" film, considering that an untalented but successful actress (Kaley Cuoco) plays an untalented but successful writer. (One of the other characters likes her, but it is not made clear why!)

I think a lot of my disappointment comes from the total lack of a comeuppance for the know-nothing lead character, which for some reason I was expecting, like a punch line to a joke. The other thing that was lacking that could have made the lead character more interesting and likable was some personal growth. There is simply very little for the viewer to root for or even care about in this movie.

The premise was appealing, which is why I watched the movie, but it really failed to entertain and I actually just ended up feeling upset and angry that I had wasted time and money on this poorly made movie.

Reviewed by danew13 4 / 10

It's Painful to Watch a Comedy about Stupid People Unaware of their Ignorance

This film would have been decent had the comedy been tempered with some serious situations involving serious people of some intellect. Instead there was very little about serious would-be authors.

Authors Anonymous gives endless repetition of naive stupidity involving members of what has to be the Keystone Cops of an alleged writing group.

And its a shame that the late great Denis Farina winds up portraying the most deluded and pompous member of the group revealed as naive buffoon.

As a self published author I found it amazing the lack of talent exhibited in this group and the almost slapstick manner in which they thought success would be found.

Aside from Farina's character, who had no idea that promotion was the key to sales of his book to Kaley Cuoco, who almost functionally illiterate, becomes a best selling author, I had hope there would be some redeeming message in this film...there wasn't, except offering a book agent a good deal on carpet cleaning can be a key to success.

Reviewed by S M 10 / 10

I'm a published author, and I loved it!

Maybe I'm the exception, but having dealt with every one of these personality types in writer groups, I found this movie to be hilarious and therapeutic.

This movie is exactly why I don't tell my friends what I write. "If she can do it, I can do it."

Then put in the work and prove it, jackass.

I have watched this movie twice already, on Netflix, and I will be buying a copy to watch on days when I need to be reminded to ignore the professional jealousy of those around me. Trust me, it's just not worth telling people what you write. Pen names are the way to go.

These are the characters, as I saw them, and as I know them to be in person:

1. One woman is a dim-witted, spoiled narcissist who barely makes time to write, yet she tells everyone she's a "writer." She looks at pictures of herself while she does yoga, to get inspired.

2. Her husband, who doesn't actually write, but keeps a tape recorder handy so he can record his "brilliant" ideas, which are usually just character names that he finds clever, or half-baked plots. In other words, he's not a writer. The "idea" doesn't write the story, and is absolutely worthless unless you're fleshing it out in the book, and he is not.

3. A sweet guy who loves classic literature, like The Great Gatsby, and takes his own writing very seriously. He submits manuscripts to publishers and agents, and keeps all of his rejection letters on his wall. He admits at the beginning of the movie that he hasn't written in two weeks.

4. A narcissistic war veteran who idolizes Tom Clancy and thinks his manuscript is good enough to become a movie. Also, he holds a self-published book signing at a hardware store. (I know someone who threw her own self-published book signing at an IHOP.)

5. A guy who's in love with being a writer. It gives him an identity. But he's only written three pages of what he calls a manuscript, and instead of writing the rest of that book, he just revises those three pages again.

6. The girl who makes writing a priority, but hasn't read any of the classics, and hasn't gone to college. But she's the one who lands an agent, a book deal, and a movie deal. I've seen the movie twice and I'm fairly certain that she's the only character who doesn't trash anyone else's writing.

I understand why people who haven't belonged to a writers' group may find the movie boring, but it was the only piece of fiction I've ever seen that captured the delusional narcissism of a writers' group.

As soon as one person in the group gets successful, the claws come out. "She doesn't deserve it." "It's because she looks good in a miniskirt." ""I'm the better writer, it's not fair."

She also put in work, and put her writing first. It doesn't matter who you've read or what you've studied. If you don't finish your manuscript, you will not be successful.

I hate to say that writers are this unlikable in person, but we are.

I revised my review to say this -- I am both traditionally published, AND self-published. I read other reviews that thought the movie took digs at self-publishing, but I didn't see it that way. There ARE people just like John K. Butzin, who don't know how self-publishing really works, and get scammed as a result. His goal isn't to make a living with his book, but to see it on the big screen someday, and to "get published." His character was the funniest and most realistic, to me. Although, on some level, it's incredibly sad, because guys like him actually exist. I watched this movie with a writer friend and Dennis Farina said many things that made us look at each other and mention names of people we knew. Again, it's actually sad, but it felt so good to laugh.

Ten bright, glowing stars from me.

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