Or so thought I.
The movie tells the story of a moment in the life of Charles Dickens when, following the fame and fortune he achieved from the publication of "Oliver Twist," Dickens had out-spent his income, written three commercial flops and subsequently found himself drowning in debt and on the verge of financial ruin, which, in 19th Century London, could well send a man and his family to one of that city's notorious workhouse prisons.
In the film we see a portrait of Charles Dickens, gripped by writer's block and the demons that still haunted him from his childhood of poverty, hunger and as a child laborer in a sweatshop boot-blacking company, struggling to produce another marketable book.
"I think you liked that movie the best of us all," said Tom.
Well, I did love the movie.
All things that I could identify with, as can all writers.
My favorite line from the movie was from Dickens, crying out in frustration, "My characters won't do what I want them to do!"
Neither will mine.