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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 ...
Universal Studio Guard
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.



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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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Veritably Hilarious Comedy With Good Performance
17 May 2002 | by (Pingtung, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Catherine Tramelle. Carly Norris. Sally Eastman. May Munro. Ellen the gunwoman. Nicole Horner. Cindy Ligget. Elizabeth Halperin. Gwen Dillon. Princess Bala. Ginger McKenna. From Merciless killer to shrewd mistress. Sharon Stone wasn't much of a comedian. In this "The Muse", I see a completely different Stone and her talent in comedies. Ever since "Sphere", Stone has been giving different but good performances. She actually can be very versatile and has the ability to try different roles. As for the rest of the actors, Jeff Bridges is better than Albert Brooks and Andie McDowell.

I would say that Sharon Stone's best performance ever is Ginger McKenna Rothstein in "Casino". However, even though I do not consider this one the best film of hers, I do enjoy this very first comedy that she did her best in. The Muse = the intriguing!

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