Catcher in the Wry! Audio Review of ‘My Salinger Year’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review, a perspective on “My Salinger Year,” a new release adaptation of the memoir of the same name by Joanna Rakoff. The Salinger is of course J.D. Salinger, the legendary author and recluse. In theaters and through VOD beginning March 5th, 2021.

“My Salinger Year” is set in the 1995. The poet/writer Joanna Rakoff, portrayed by up-and comer Margaret Whalley, takes a chance and leaves her California life and boyfriend behind in a move to New York City, and finds admin work at an older and once prestigious literary agency. The office is run by a tough-but-benign head honcho (Sigourney Weaver), and one of agency’s main clients is none other than a 76-year-old J.D.“Jerry” Salinger, legendary author of “Catcher in the Rye.” Joanna’s adventures and misadventures through that literary filter changes her life profoundly.

My Salinger Year
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Audio Film Review of “My Salinger Year,” by Patrick McDonald of …

“My Salinger Year” is in theaters and through Video-On-Demand beginning March 5th. Featuring Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Seána Kerslake and Colm Feore. Screenplay adapted and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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