Movie Diary 9/11/2017

Rebel in the Rye (Danny Strong, 2017). A J.D. Salinger biopic, with Nicholas Hoult as the writer – or as we are contractually obligated to say, “famously reclusive writer.” The actor definitely tries to get something going against uphill circumstances, some of which are built into the subject. Kevin Spacey’s in it, and Zoey Deutsch plays Oona O’Neill, a onetime Salinger crush – if you know her future husband you know that will not end well. (full review 9/13)