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Best Sellers Unclassified 18+

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Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza match wits – and red pens – as a cranky author and peppy publisher in this rollicking literary comedy.

When Lucy (Plaza) takes over her father’s publishing house, everyone in the smarmy book world can’t wait to see her run it into the ground. Determined to prove them wrong, she learns that Harris (Caine), a once-bestselling but now jaded and reclusive author, still owes the company one more book – and one more book tour. Harris would rather stay home with cigars, Scotch and his cat, but when his young publisher hustles him back on the road, he discovers there’s life – and literature – in the old scrivener yet.

The warm-hearted feature directorial debut of Canadian actor Lina Roessler (Lost Girl), based on Anthony Grieco’s award-winning original screenplay, delighted audiences at its Berlinale Special Gala premiere. Here, the ever-riveting Plaza channels some of her finest characters – from the ruthless smarts of Parks & Recreation’s April to the artistic intensity of Black Bear’s (MIFF 2020) Allison – while Caine is endearingly at his most curmudgeonly, re-treading the literary territory he mined so delightfully in 1983’s Educating Rita. Best Sellers is a filmic page-turner that will keep you guessing which of this oddball pair will come out on top.

In Cinema

Sat 07 Aug 6:15 pm [26103]
Best Sellers (100 mins)
Coburg Drive-In Field 1
Wheelchair Access
Sun 15 Aug 9:15 pm [13541]
Best Sellers (100 mins)
The Capitol
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

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Key Cast
Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Ellen Wong, Michael Caine, Veronica Ferres
Director
Lina Roessler
Producers
Arielle Elwes, Cassian Elwes, Jonathan Vanger, Petr Jákl, Pierre Even, Wayne Marc Godfrey
Screenwriter
Anthony Grieco
Cinematographer
Claudine Sauvé
Composer
Paul Leonard-Morgan
Editor
Arthur Tarnowski
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Rialto Distribution

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