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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, which 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£29,555 (UK) (10 December 1999)

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£29,555 (UK) (10 December 1999)
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some great moments
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Brooks, once a prominent writer who's now neurotic and struggling after everyone starts telling him he's losing his edge, resorts to desperate means and acquires the services of a benevolent but bizarre and demanding muse (Stone) to try and recapture the essence of his onetime brilliance. However, his life is soon turned upside down by all of her awkward, off-the-wall methods of improvement. There's plenty of crisp dialogue, laugh-out loud moments, and amusing cameos to hold your attention, but the film is marred by too many comic gaps in the script. Still, it's a good way to pass the time, and their are some sharp observations of the Hollywood movie process. **½


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