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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Small feel-good romance
10 December 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

This film has enough off-center elements to keep you hanging on while it slowly moves you through all the expected plot points.

The main thing it has going for it is Jeremy Piven, a very smart and inventive actor -- even here, where he pulls out all the stops just to keep things afloat. And he's just the actor for the job. His energy seems to raise the standard for the other actors as well, not that they haven't all done good work before; but he gives them all something to respond to and they seem to rise to the occasion with some equally inventive turns.

Thank goodness. This small romance needs whatever help it can get to convince you to hang in there with it. It pays off in the end exactly the way you knew it would, it's just that it takes so long to go exactly where you knew it was going.

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