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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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$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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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 »

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Steven Phillips: The muse, the muse... the goddamn muse.
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References The American President (1995) See more »

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The Muse
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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I beg you...do not listen to CoenHead!
20 August 1999 | by (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) – See all my reviews

A lot of the humor in this movie might be "inside" Hollywood stuff, I grant you. Nevertheless, THE MUSE is one of the most gratifying experiences I've had at a theater this year. After seeing any number of brainless comedies, it's so satisfying to see one with some intelligence behind it. And I have to think that any country with "Entertainment Tonight" as a top-rated show can't be media-savvy enough to enjoy the in-jokes in this wonderful, delightful film. Please, if you enjoy show-biz-type comedy, or if you've even ever had writer's block, go see this one...you won't be disap


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