A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, ... See full summary »
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
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Directors Brian De Palma and Steven Spielberg are both referred to in the film. See more »
Sarah's arm is resting on the arm of the chair when viewed from behind and resting in her lap when viewed from the front. See more »
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?
Is there a Starbucks near here?
I'd be careful. I think you had your quota.
Quota! That gives me an idea for something else entirely. I don't know you, we never had this conversation, we never met.
Hey, I sent you a script a few years ago.
Never got it.
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Could have more aptly been called "The Snooze". A dessert of amusement. The few mildly interesting bits have been given away in the previews. The film is flatter than a pancake. You come out feeling sympathy for Albert Brooks. You can see the effort everywhere - like a boxer flailing at the air and continually missing his opponent - the film fails repeatedly to connect comedic punches. This is a comedy that shows at the seams and fails to deliver. Predictable and two dimensional. Few surprises and fewer laughs.
Best Part: Mario Opinato as the misunderstanding European Man.
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