Just Write (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 September 1998 (USA)
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A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Stone
Arthur Blake
Harold's Father
Rich Adams
Emma Jeffreys
Tory (as Belina Logan)
Stephanie Miller ...
Mr. Blake's Assistant
Luncheon Chairman
Anthony Galea ...


Harold is a tour bus driver. While visiting a good friend in a trendy Hollywood cafe, Harold spots his favorite actress, Amanda Clark. She is with her agent Sidney Stone who is repeatedly getting up to make phone calls. When Harold sees Amanda sitting alone, he decides to introduce himself. Instructed not to mention his profession to her, Harold doesn't correct Amanda when she mistakingly assumes he is a writer. When she asks who his agent is, Harold innocently throws out the name of super-agent Arthur Blake. Amanda is impressed and charmed, and to Harold's amazement she proposes a date to discuss her next movie with him. As their relationship grows, so must Harold's charade to keep Amanda from discovering he is a Beverly Hills tour guide and not a hot-shot writer. He promises Amanda a script rewrite and convinces Arthur Blake to represent him. Harold's father is not so easily swayed, and tells Harold to snap out of it, "We show people movie star's homes, we do not date them!" With a ... Written by Corey Nook <queen@iastate.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Just Right  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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I can't believe I liked this flick.
4 May 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Just Write" is a little - no, make that tiny - formula romantic comedy fluff pic full of filler with only two things going for it: Piven and Fenn. Yes, it lags and yes it's silly and predictable. However, the naive trolley-bus driver (Piven) and Hollywood rising star (Penn) do work together. Recommended for those in the mood for romantic comedy but have seen all the big ones.

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