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The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 August 1999 (USA)
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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,926,825 (USA) (29 August 1999)

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$11,614,236 (USA) (14 November 1999)
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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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Not saved by interesting cameos.
9 September 1999 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Romano Rating: 35%

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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