Joyce Maynard may be best known for selling her love letters as a teen from J.D. Salinger as an older man. After the film "Labor Day," Maynard may come into her own as a story-teller, for the story is pretty solid; however, the cast raises it above itself.
Nine years in the making, Shane Salerno's documentary "Salinger" tackles that resolutely reclusive, famous writer. Roughly chronological in its exploration of J.D.'s life, "Salinger" uses archival photographs, repeating a couple from WWII, plus the few photos captured by stalkers before Salinger's 2010 death. To this, it adds interviews with two significant women in his life, testimonials, and hokey reenactments.