My Salinger Year
In the late 1990s, the young aspiring writer Joanna takes a job as an assistant at a writer's agency in New York. The agency she works for turns out to represent the infamous author J. D. Salinger, and Joanna's job includes responding to the large numbers of fan mail he receives. At first, she follows the standard form for the answers, but soon she starts to make the answers more personal. The more she writes with the voice of the famous author, the more she begins to find her own. Sigourney Weaver plays the role of Joanna's stoic and old-fashioned boss who prefers typewriters over computers and believes that writers always make bad assistants. The film is based on the book with the same name by Joanna Smith Rakoff.