Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Best Sellers

A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher in this dramedy starring Michael Caine, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Ellen Wong (GLOW).

Lucy Standbridge (Plaza) has inherited her father’s publishing house, and the ambitious would-be editor has nearly sunk it with failing titles. She discovers she is owed a book by Harris Shaw (Caine), a reclusive, cantankerous, booze-addled author who originally put the company on the map decades earlier. In a last-ditch effort to save the company, Lucy and Harris release his new book and embark on a book tour from hell that changes them both in ways they didn’t expect.

2021Rating: M, Offensive language100 minsCanada, USA
ComedyDrama

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Variety

Variety

(Best Sellers) stops short of the sharper literary-world satire it could be, but its oddly matched stars make it a pleasant ride.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

If you don't know from the beginning how the film's emotional arc is going to play out, then you just haven't seen enough mediocre movies.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Clichés abound and you think you know where this is going. But in her feature debut, (Roessler) manages some genuine surprises.

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Paste

Paste

The consequence of Best Sellers' fundamental misapprehension of its own talent is hollowness.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Best Sellers leaves you with the somewhat deflated feeling of "that was nice"...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Rather than bounce off each other, Plaza and Caine slide defeated side-by-side down the face of the movie.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

As an undemanding pas de deux, it's sweet enough.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Mainly the film is silly and unlikely... which is a shame because Caine can still bring it.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Despite the story's nesting doll of cliches, the cast truly give it their all.

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