America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 July 2001 (USA)
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A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.


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In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found its only print kidnapped by the director. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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A comedy about celebrity, family and other forms of insanity. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, some crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pareja del año  »

Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,181,877 (USA) (20 July 2001)


$1,803,711 (Italy) (15 February 2002)

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Billy Crystal had written the part of Eddie for himself years ago, but Joe Roth persuaded Crystal to take on the role of Lee the publicist, as he felt Crystal was too old to play the part by then. See more »


When Lee grabs the fire hose to throw it to Eddie, who is sliding off the roof, the nozzle comes off. When Lee throws the hose seconds later, the nozzle is back on, but Lee did grab the nozzle as though he was planning to reattach it, and would have quite possibly had a moment to do so before throwing it to Eddie. See more »


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Narrator: America first fell in love with Eddie Thomas and Gwen Harrison in the box office smash "Autumn With Greg And Peg". They had the most celebrated marriage in Hollywood. Who could forget how they hit one out of the park in "Requiem for an Outfielder"?
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One of my favorite romantic comedies of all time.
11 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eddie (John Cusack) and Gwen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are the movie couple everyone loves to see together. Their movies are the stuff of romantic legend, but Eddie is in a mental institution after nearly killing Gwen because she was cheating on him. Now the last movie they made together is being held hostage by the eccentric director (Christopher Walken). The head of the movie studio (Stanly Tucci) is so desperate for a hit that he re-hires the man he just fired (Billy Crystal) to gin up media hype for a movie nobody has seen, not even the studio.

The movie is absolutely fantastic. The humor is very clever, not contrived or forced like in so many other films. The characters are well acted and entirely believable. The supporting cast is dynamite, Seth Green, Hank Azaria, and Alan Arkin all have memorable and entertaining parts. My personal favorite is Christopher Walken, his crazy director character is wildly entertaining, despite only having a few minutes of screen time. America's Sweetheart's is easily one of the best romantic comedies I have ever seen.

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