"My Salinger Year" is a 2020 drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau.
The starring cast includes Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Seána Kerslake, Colm Feore, Brían F. O'Byrne, Théodore Pellerin, Yanic Truesdale, Xiao Sun, Hamza Haq and others.

Here are "My Salinger Year" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for My Salinger Year movie?

IFC Films on Thursday, January 28, 2021 released the trailer for "My Salinger Year" you can watch here:
My Salinger Year - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films.

Plot summary

What is My Salinger Year movie plot?

Here is a short review of "My Salinger Year" movie plot summary.

In 1995, Joanna (Margaret Qualley), an aspiring writer and poet, leaves Berkeley, California with her boyfriend Karl (Hamza Haq) and moves to New York City where she takes a job at one of New York's oldest literary agencies run by Margaret (Sigourney Weaver). Unbeknownst to Joanna, the agency looks after the interests of the notoriously reclusive writer J. D. Salinger. She has not read any of Salinger's books, including The Catcher in the Rye. She moves into an apartment with a new boyfriend, Don (Douglas Booth). Margaret does not believe that computers are helpful and makes Joanna type letters for her using a typewriter. In her time at the agency, Joanna's responsibilities include responding to the large volume of fan mail that Salinger is sent. As was agency policy, Joanna responds with a generic response that explained that Salinger did not read fan mail however, she is tempted to give a proper reply to some of Salinger's fans. Her period at the agency coincides with Salinger's proposed publication of the Hapworth 16, 1924 short story that had previously been published in The New Yorker. She helps liaise with the small publisher and goes to Georgetown University for a meeting between Salinger and the publisher, which also coincides with a concert that her old boyfriend is performing in Washington D.C.. Margaret starts to trust Joanna more and lets her read some manuscripts and articles. Don and Joanna are invited to the wedding of Don's best friend, but Don does not initially tell Joanna as he wants to go on his own. While Don is away, Joanna decides to leave him and move out. Joanna sells her first book for the agency and is offered a bigger role at the agency however, she wants to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and quits.


Who plays who in the My Salinger Year movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "My Salinger Year" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Margaret Qualley  as Joanna
Sigourney Weaver  as Margaret
Douglas Booth  as Don
Seána Kerslake  as Jenny
Colm Feore  as Daniel
Brían F. O'Byrne  as Hugh
Théodore Pellerin  as Boy from Winston-Salem
Yanic Truesdale  as Max
Xiao Sun  as Lisa
Hamza Haq  as Karl
Leni Parker  as Pam
Ellen David  as Placement Agent
Romane Denis  as High school girl
Tim Post  as J.D. Salinger
Gavin Drea  as Mark
Matt Holland  as Clifford Bradbury
Gillian Doria  as Judy Blume
Maud Druine  as Anh
Alexandre Dubois  as New Yorker Guy 1
Jonathan Dubsky  as Brett
Elana Dunkelman  as Office Assistant
Samantha Hodhod  as Assistant #1
Arthur Holden  as Dean
Hayley Kezber  as Rachel Cusk
Christine Lan  as Vietnamese Girl
Carlo Mestroni  as Doorman
Mariya Monakhova  as Polish woman
Andres Romo Salido  as Mexican Worker
Sylvia Stewart  as New Yorker Receptionist

Release date

When is My Salinger Year movie release date?

"My Salinger Year" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 20, 2020 (Berlinale), on March 5, 2021 (Canada) and on May 17, 2021 (Ireland) distributing by Mongrel Media (Canada), Vertigo Releasing (Ireland), Bir Film, Memento Films International, IFC Films, Metropole Films, Métropole Films Distribution, Paradiso Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group and Forefront Media Group.


What are My Salinger Year filming details?

The duration of the film is 101 minutes. The film grossed over $283,932.

"My Salinger Year" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began that month in Montreal.


What are critics and audiences saying about My Salinger Year movie?

"My Salinger Year" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 71/100.

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