Coming Through the Rye


Title: Coming Through the Rye

Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age

Year: 2016

Cast: Alex Wolff, Chris Cooper, Stefania Owen

Directed by: James Sadwith

Written by: James Sadwith

Produced by: Stan Erdreich, Teddy Grennan, James Sadwith

Executive Produced by: Jeff Steen, Alexandra Woodward

Origin: USA

Language(s): English

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“Lovely in nearly every possible way. If you want a film that will put a smile on your face and give you a mountain of inspiration, this is about as good as you can get.”

“A radiant burst of optimism. The formidable Chris Cooper gives a masterly, sympathetic rendering of famed author J.D. Salinger.” -The New York Times

“Enormously appealing performances with undeniable chemistry between the actors… Packs an unexpected emotional wallop.” -The Hollywood Reporter

Set in 1969, “Coming Through the Rye” is a touching true story of sensitive, 16 year old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff, “Hereditary,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”), who is not the most popular kid at his all boys’ boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of “The Catcher in the Rye” and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for the book’s notoriously reclusive author, J.D. Salinger (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, “American Beauty,” “Little Women”). On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin (Stefania Owen, “The Beach Bum,” “Krampus”), a quirky townie. Their journey to find Salinger becomes an odyssey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and finding meaning in one’s life.

U.S. Release by Samuel Goldwyn Films/Paramount