Running time 100 minutes
Written by Nick Hornby
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Emma Thompson
Riding in on waves of raves from film festivals around the world, the exquisitely made British coming-of-age film An Education features, as its centerpiece, a career-breakthrough Read More
Nick Hornby talks about a great High Fidelity after-party where they all learned it was going to bomb on Broadway.
Busted Clinton bundler Norman Hsu is sentenced to 24 years.
While British authorities are going after Bernie Madoff’s staff.
And another Bernie bio reveals too much.
Sarah Read More
As you may have heard, Chris Weitz has been tapped to replace Catherine Hardwicke as the director of New Moon, the sequel to Stephanie Meyer’s vampire love story Twilight. ("TOLDJA!," Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke shouted when the news was announced.)
By way of introduction, Mr. Weitz sent an open letter Read More
Nick Hornby is publishing a new "Young Adult" book about a teenage boy who grapples with the prospect of becoming a young dad by talking to a poster of skateboarder Tony Hawk on his bedroom wall. Thanks in part to Mr. Hornby’s big baby main characters, a literary "Young Adult" hero’s age has increased from Read More
In 2004, Franklin Foer, then a writer for The New Republic and Slate, published a book called How Soccer Explains the World. It was a good book, essentially nine or 10 travel pieces that explored not so much how the game explains the world, but how it reflects the world. It had some holes, some Read More
A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby. Riverhead, 333 pages, $24.95.
Suicide is one of those societal ills everyone feels comfortable looking down on: It’s a cop-out, a death for wimps, the unnecessary result of insanity or self-absorption. Even the utterly unreligious will speak of it as a sin.
Still, there are some Read More