Are These Writer-Characters From TV/Movies Actually Good Writers?
Other characters might say they're good but do we buy it?
- •Gil from Midnight in Paris - bad writerHe writes an incredibly overwrought paragraph about nostalgia, gets one note from Gertrude Stein, and suddenly he's the voice of two generations. Did. Not. Buy. It.
- •Jesse from the Before trilogy - good writerI know it's more accurate to say that Richard Linklater is a good writer but Jesse's speech to Celine in Before Midnight is beautiful.
- •Sarah Braverman from Parenthood - good writerThe play she wrote seemed warm and watchable (like Parenthood itself).
- •Noah Solloway from The Affair - okay writerI put him on the level of E.L. James - titillating, sellable, not exactly "good."
- •Ginger Foutley from As Told By Ginger - good writerHey that poem she wrote that made everyone think she was suicidal gave me chills, and she was only thirteen.
- •Bill Dixon from In a Lonely Place - good writerBut maybe I just love the movie so much I want to believe it.
- •Lloyd Richards from All About Eve - bad writerBut then again I also love this movie but "Aged in Wood" is the most boring title ever.
- •Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl - good writerHear me out: part of good writing is inhabiting different voices, and he fooled everyone into thinking he was a teenaged girl for years.
- •Serena Van Der Woodson from Gossip Girl - horrible, horrible writerRemember when she suddenly became a blogger and everyone was like "Serena's such a good writer" and "Serena's so funny" when there was NO indication up until then that this was part of her character? I do.
- •Jamie from Love Actually - bad writerI think he wants to marry a woman who doesn't speak English so she won't realize he's a bad writer. (Thanks @kate81 for reminding me about him!)