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The Muse (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  27 August 1999 (USA)
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A comedy about a neurotic screenwriter and his modern-day muse.

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What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going again on a sure-fire script. However, this is not the limit of her help, she also gets the writer's wife (MacDowell) going on her own bakery enterprise, much to the chagrin of Brooks, who has already had to make many personal sacrifices for his own help. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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In Goddess we trust.

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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£29,555 (UK) (10 December 1999)

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£29,555 (UK) (10 December 1999)
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They apparently have health department approval, but nobody wears a hairnet or cap while preparing the dough for the cookies. See more »

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Laura Phillips: [after Sarah has escaped with tied-together bedsheets] Those are my best sheets!
Steven Phillips: That is so low on our priority scale right now.
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Amusing for movie buffs
30 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Albert Brooks's The Muse may be under-rated, but I found it OK. Brooks has always made movies that are good for a feel-food time, and this is a good example. Brooks plays a troubled writer who needs help to get his edge, so he gets a Muse (Sharon Stone is not her best, but good at being annoying) who inspires to do things. Cute comedy has many cameos some movie buffs might find hilarious. I find it entertaining. Cameos include James F. Cameron, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Reiner, Steven Wright (not as himself but he gives the funniest part as Stan Spielberg) and in the best cameo of the year, Martin Scorsese as himself, who interests Brooks in a remake of Raging Bull "Thin and Angry." Worth a gander, but not as many laughs as Bowfinger. A


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