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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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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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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) (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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Jennifer Tilly: Isn't Josh a doll?
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References The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

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The Muse
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Somehow Amusing!
9 May 2000 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

There were some parts of Albert Brooks' new film " The Muse" that really amused me. However, there were others that did not amuse. This somewhat creative and witty tale is about a veteran screenplay writer who turns to a Muse for inspiration. Brooks plays the screenplay writer and Sharon Stone is the Muse. My first basic instinct was dubious when I found out that Stone would play this character. However, I do have to admit after watching the film that Stone's performance was very inspirational. Brooks' screenplay is enriched with cleverness and insights into the very competitive writers' hollywood. The one story that the narrative could have done without out was the Muse's role to inspire Brook's wife, dolefully played by Andie Mcdowell, to start up a cookie business. It was just one big cookie monster disaster that is not characteristic of Brooks' ingenious writing. Another drawback was its sudden unrevealing climax that could have been written up a little bit more creatively. Now! Albert don't get neurotic now! Besides these little quirky points, I do give the marginal thumbs up for everyone to cruise and go check out "The Muse." *** Average


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