Movie Review: A THOUSAND WORDS
By Roger Ebert
Jack is a motor mouth showboat who lives with his wife Caroline (Kerry Washington) and their son in a vast glass-walled bachelor’s pad. I guess she’s his wife. They have the same last name in the movie’s credits, although at one point she indicates they aren’t married. It doesn’t make the slightest difference to the movie.
Jack’s most meaningful relationship is with Aaron Wiseberger (Clark Duke), his nerdish assistant. It’s Aaron who tapes his mouth shut to save his life when he’s down to a few hundred words. Some words he squanders on his cell phone, and even more get used up during visits with his mother Annie (Ruby Dee), who has Alzheimer’s and thinks he’s his own father. You know with a dreadful certainty that sooner or later she will recognize him, and this will be intended as an uplifting turning point. Read More