Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.



(play), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Erika Shinohara is a first year of high school student. While talking to friends, she makes up a story about her "boyfriend." In reality, Erika Shinohara doesn't have a boyfriend. Erika's ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Fumi Nikaidou, Kento Yamazaki, Elaiza Ikeda
Bye Bye Love (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men. The film is presented from their perspective and it reveals their ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser
Win, Lose or Love (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As young and recently single parents, Clara and Alex have two completely different styles of parenting. While helicopter mom Clara hovers over her son Oliver, Alex's daughter Emma feels out... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Corey Sevier, Helena Mattsson, Catherine Hicks
Odd Jobs (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Story
Stars: Paul Reiser, Robert Townsend, Scott McGinnis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet.

Director: David Gelb
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Yûdai Chiba, Akira Emoto, Atsuko Maeda
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman receives a letter that her deceased grandmother requests she hand-deliver to a man in her grandmother's childhood home in Maine. She begins a journey of discovery of her grandmother, herself, and quality of life.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas, Shirley Jones
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.

Director: Graham Cantwell
Stars: Amy-Joyce Hastings, Mark Killeen, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

Director: Armyan Bernstein
Stars: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser
The Tower (TV Movie 1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Before Tony can get to work on the first day of his new job, he manages to lock himself out of his appartment. To get back in he uses the his new security pass, which resembles a credit ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kletter
Stars: Paul Reiser, Susan Norman, Richard Gant
Sing My Life (2016)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Katsu is now an old woman who even at seventy three has not lost her penchant for being sardonic and dissatisfied. Upon visiting a photography studio her life and body are transported to ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Stars: Mitsuko Baishô, Katsuko Kanai, Jun Kaname
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi

After an alien invasion leaves the world in chaos, one man treks across the dying planet in a final act of humanity.

Director: Corey Sevier
Stars: Corey Sevier, Sarah Smyth, Andrew Dunbar


Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Fischer
Nicole Barnes
Dan Barnes
Billy (as Tom Wilson)
Bernard Hocke ...
Renee Souli ...
Restaurant Host
Gloria Fishman ...
Mother in Play


Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Charlie's got a bad case of writer's block...And her name is Nicole!


Comedy | Drama


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Stop Now  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Mr. Rhett: What the hell were you doing up there? Do you think acting is just standing up on a stage, mumbling lines? Is THAT what you think, Mr. Arrogant Playwright? You're a BABY! You DISGUST me! You're VOMIT! You're COMPLETE and ABSOLUTE, VOMIT!
Charlie: So, in other words, you didn't like it?
Mr. Rhett: Get off the stage, VOMIT. I said, Get Off The Stage! You're hopeless. You're all hopeless...
See more »

Crazy Credits

The real natural orange box is the product of Elena & Alexander Deutsch See more »


References L.A. Law (1986) See more »


Half A Man
Produced by Bob Thiele, Jr./Tonio K./John Shanks
Performed by Billy Valentine
Engineered and Mixed by Craig Porthills
Written by Tonio K. (WB Music Corp.)
Bob Thiele, Behind Bars Music (ASCAP)
Pressman Cherry Music / N.Y.M. (ASCAP)
John Shanks
Virgin EMI Publishing / Line One Publishing (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Too many Ding-a-Lings in the script.
5 February 2005 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

There's a certain sort of movie or television fare that I like to have tuned in on telly in the background while I'm doing boring housework. The show has to be interesting enough to divert me, but not interesting enough to demand my full attention, because then I won't get the housework done.

'Mr Write' came on while I was housecleaning. It proved to be *more* boring than housework ... and I was just about to switch off, when there was one clever piece of dialogue. A man asks his wife where the toothpaste is, and she replies 'It's in the tube marked "Crest".' I was impressed with this line; it's not especially funny, but it's a clever way to get a product plug into the dialogue.

So now get this ironic plot. Paul Reiser plays a struggling playwright. Out of the blue comes a candy manufacturer played by Martin Mull, whom I've never found remotely funny. (I've found Reiser funny elsewhere, but not here.) Mull offers to bankroll a production of Reiser's play. Reiser agrees, but then he learns there's a catch: the dialogue and staging of the play must include several references to Mull's product Chocolate Ding-a-Lings. Suddenly, Reiser's character has artistic qualms.

Huh? Wha-? I know for a fact that many live-theatre productions contain commercial plugs. What Reiser has been offered here is nothing new. And of course this same thing -- product placement -- happens in movies routinely. Reiser's response is utterly implausible. Even more implausible is the fact that Mull is able to put his Ding-a-Lings into the script without Reiser's consent or even his knowledge. Under the terms of the Dramatists Guild agreement, a stage play (unlike a movie or TV script) CANNOT be altered without the playwright's consent.

All of this hugger-mugger pluggery is made more contrived because of the presence of that line about Crest toothpaste, suggesting that the people who made this film are very familiar with how product placement works.

Elsewhere in this wretched movie, we have a prole character who compares himself to 'that guy Willy Loman'? Why can't he just cite Willy Loman, and leave 'that guy' out of it? Obviously, the scriptwriter assumes we've never heard of 'Death of a Salesman', or perhaps that we won't believe that this character would be familiar with the play.

Jane Leeves, whom I've found very funny and extremely sexy elsewhere, is wasted here as a woman from Leeds (with the wrong accent). I'll rate this rubbish exactly one point, for that toothpaste gag.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mr. Write (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: