The Whole Wide World
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A touching and unusual love story, The Whole Wide World was based on a memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis, in which she recalled her brief romance with Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian and one of the finest and most prolific pulp writers of his day. In 1933, Novalyne Price (Renee Zellweger) is a pretty but shy Texas schoolteacher who would like to be a writer some day. A friend offers to introduce her to Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio), who writes broad, bold yarns about superhuman heroes and damsels in distress and has little patience for writers of more pretentious fiction.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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"It adroitly conveys author Robert E. Howard's slow disconnect from the world, and the effect that had on those around him."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
""well-acted and moving""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Robert E. Howard himself may have been a more interesting character than any of his fantastic creations"
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
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