Biopics are a dime a dozen these days, with everyone even remotely famous throughout history getting their life immortalized onscreen. Rebel in the Rye is slightly different than your run-of-the-mill historical biopic, because it deals with a very reclusive and mysterious subject: author J.D. Salinger.
Nicholas Hoult dons some brown contacts and shows off his seemingly endless versatility as Jerry Salinger, a bold and ambitious young man whose life is forever changed by his time as a soldier and his brush with fame. Chances are you had to read Catcher in the Rye as part of your high school English curriculum, so you’ll be familiar with Salinger’s most famous work and only novel. However, there’s much more to the author’s story, and it’s beautifully brought to life by Kevin Spacey,