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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, who proves to test his patience.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd
Monica Mikala ...
Jamie Alexis ...
Marnie Shelton ...
Catherine MacNeal ...
Lorenzo Lamas
Skip O'Brien ...
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Aude Charles ...
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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muza  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,926,825 (USA) (27 August 1999)


$11,614,236 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Steven Phillips: The muse, the muse... the goddamn muse.
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6 December 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I know that most people are very demanding of the movies they watch. That being said, I guess I'm not one of them. I have owned "The Muse" for about three years, and I usually watch it about once a year, after being reminded of its existence on cable/HBO. I always enjoy it every time I watch it. I think Sharon Stone portrays her character with class and humor; not to mention that she is one of the most stunning women ever to be in motion pictures. While I do think that by the end of this movie, you'll probably have had enough of Albert Brooks' whiney, monotonous voice, some of his lines and "sound effects" are rather funny. Andie MacDowell is a beautiful woman, and while her characters are never really memorable, I feel she is a good actress, and entertaining to watch in movies.

This movie is a light-hearted, film of mindless entertainment. Certainly, it is not one for the "Hall of Fame", but if you're looking for an amusing story, with attractive scenery (who doesn't like looking at Hollywood mansions), and a plot you don't have to race to keep up with, "The Muse might be for you.

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