If you’re a copywriter or a writer, you probably go through many times where you suffer from a mind-block, sometimes watching adverts or doing a little reading can help you get back on track again, but what if it didn’t? Have you ever tried watching a movie?
There are some movies that include copywriters and writers’ stories that can inspire you and help you to generate ideas.
Therefore, we are ending the week and starting our relaxing time today, we will be recommending you movies about copywriters and writers that could inspire you and you already have the weekend to start watching them.
Here’s our list.
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What Women Want
What Women Want is an American romantic fantasy comedy film that was released in 2000 and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
Mel Gibson works as a lead copywriter/Advertising executive and Helen Hunt joins the ad agency as creative director. As the events move forward Gibson gets electrified by a hairdryer, which suddenly gives him the gift of hearing thoughts but only women’s thoughts. He later uses this ability in his work.
On The Line
On The Line is an American romantic comedy film starring the two NSYNC members Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Emmanuelle Chriqui, and it was released in 2001.
Lance Bass who is working as a copywriter in an advertising agency struggles to find a girl whom he met in the subway while also trying to win a pitch for Reebok but his colleague steals his idea.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Here’s another American romantic comedy film that was released in 2003, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
This movie tells the story of a writer who is Kate Hudson and a copywriter who is Matthew McConaughey. Hudson is working on an article about the reasons why men break up with their girlfriends and to be able to write the perfect article she decides to date a man just to do all the wrong things so he can run away. As for McConaughey, he is competing with his colleagues to win a pitch for a famous jewelry brand. His colleagues and manager make a bet with him that he has to make a girl falls in love with him in 10 days, and if he won, he can take the pitch from them.
Art And Copy
Art and Copy is a documentary film, directed by Doug Pray, about the advertising industry in the U.S. and it was released in 2009.
The documentary showcases the careers of famous advertisers and discusses the advertising industry and commercials and also analyzes very famous campaigns like NIKE’s Just Do It and many more.
The documentary is a huge source of inspiration for each and everyone working in the advertising field and you will benefit from it a lot.
Movies For Writers
Finding Neverland is one of the best movies you could ever watch; it is a biographical fantasy film that was released in 2004 and it is starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Dustin Hoffman.
The movie is based on the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee and it is about the playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with Kate Winslet’s character’s family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Throughout the movie, you will see how the story evolves and how the legendary story of Peter Pan was created.
Little Women is an American coming-of-age historical drama film but there are two versions of this movie, one that was released in 1994 and a remake that was released in 2019. The 90s version stars Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale. As for the remake, it’s starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper.
The events of the movie revolve around Jo who is trying to prove herself as a woman who’s capable of working and seeking independence as she tried to publish her first novel.
Adaptation is an American meta comedy-drama film that was released in 2002 and it’s starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The movie is written by Charlie Kaufman and it is based on his struggles to adapt Susan Orlean’s book The Orchid Thief while suffering from writer’s block. The movie showcases the struggles that face screenwriters.
Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare in Love is a period romantic comedy film that was released in 1998, It stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, and Judi Dench.
While the movie is based on a real character, Shakespeare, it depicts a fictional love affair between Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps while he was writing his famous play, Romeo and Juliet.
In the end, whether you’re a copywriter or a writer these movies can encourage you to write or they can be a source of inspiration that can help find creative ideas.