wordplay1.jpg Rated: PG Running Time: 94 Minutes Year: 2006 Boobs: Zero One Sentence: 14 Across: 5 letter word, All the people in this movie. NERDS. I don't mean cool nerds, I mean big nerds. I guess I should not mock. I write movie reviews in my spare time. But man, crossword tournaments. I don't know that is pretty high up there on the mountain of ultimate nerd hobbies, right below stamp, bug and coin collecting. I almost didn't rent this one, the only thing that got it into my house was John Stewart! He was in it so I decided to give it a whirl. There is nothing wrong with this movie. It is fine. Just fine. A documentary about the life of some of the fastest crossword puzzle solvers in the world. Also the creators of the puzzles and king nerd, the editor of the NY times crossword puzzle. All hail king nerd! You even got some celebrities in the movie, John I mentioned, also the Indigo Girls and Bill Clinton. I mean with an all star cast like that, how can you not rent it? Yea, I wouldn't rent it, unless you are really into crosswords. I found it to be slightly interesting some times, and that was about it. The people were not very interesting, the background of crosswords and the crossword tournament were not making me want to look up more after the movie was over. There was nothing in it that had that endearing documentary story behind it. No come backs, no underdogs, just nerds and more nerds talking about neat puzzles. Don't get me wrong the movie was fine, and put together fine. But that was all it was, and I think totally skippable.3 stars

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