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The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 August 1999 (USA)
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With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.

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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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Muza  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,926,825 (USA) (27 August 1999)

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$11,614,236 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Commenting on Martin Scorsese, who plays himself in one scene, Albert Brooks makes reference to the movie Taxi Driver, in which he played a role. See more »

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Martin Scorsese: I want to do a remake of "Raging Bull" with a really thin guy. Not just thin, but REALLY thin. Thin and angry, thin and angry, thin and angry. Can you see it? Can you see it?
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Martin Scorsese: Is there a Starbucks near here?
Steven Phillips: I'd be careful. I think you had your quota.
Martin Scorsese: Quota! That gives me an idea for something else entirely. I don't know you, we never had this conversation, we never met.
[walks off]
Steven Phillips: Hey, I sent you a script a few years ago.
Martin Scorsese: Never got it.
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Best laugh in years
15 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Albert Brooks at his best. Very very funny. The short appearances of James Cameron and Martin Scorcese are hilarious, but the best laugh I had in years was the short conversation of Albert Brooks (Steven) with Mario Opinato (European man) at the party. Although it already passed 30 minutes from that scene I was still laughing, and still do whenever I think of it. Despite Brooks latter works, The Muse is somewhat inferior, but still hilarious... and what´s the point in a comedy? To make people laugh, and I sure did laugh with this one.


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