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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,926,825, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,614,236, 14 November 1999
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Trivia

Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepherd also starred together in the Peter Bogdanovich film The Last Picture Show (1971). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Steven Phillips: The muse, the muse... the goddamn muse.
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References Free Willy (1993) See more »

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The Muse
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Run, don't walk...
29 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Run, don't walk...away from this movie. If you happen to waste your money and decide to see this film, you will be running out of the theater within the first hour.

The plot is as sophisticated as the title is long.

Andie MacDowell was at her absolute worst. If this is an indication of her future work, she needs to stick with the TV adds.

Someone must have owed someone else a big favor, because this film should never have been produced.


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