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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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The Crew's Here. The Cameras Are Rolling. And the Director's Got a Problem! See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$93,607,673 (USA) (26 October 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Running the minute 17 of the movie, right after Larry king's interview , Julia Roberts and Catherine Z Jones are in the Dressing room. Julia is helping Catherine with some boots, behind Julia there is a Picture of a part of a Rafael urdaneta's bridge Across the Maracaibo lake in Zulia state Venezuela wich i presume was set there by someone who hails from there (Marabino ) . See more »


Hector's water level changes in the bottle while he's talking to Gwen and Lee. See more »


[first lines]
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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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


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A good Fun Movie
23 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Gwen (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Eddie (John Cusack) are America's favourite sweetheart couple, but since breaking up Eddie has had a breakdown and Gwen's career is floundering. Their latest movie is shortly due for release and their press agent Lee (Billy Crystal) with the help of Gwen's sister Kiki (Julie Roberts) have to get them back together and promote the movie.

Written and produced by Billy Crystal 'America's Sweethearts' is a good giggle, and has some fine performances from Cusack, Crystal, Roberts and Jones (Although Catherine Zeta Jones's performance as a press hungry b*tch, is maybe a little too believable). For me though the ending makes the movie, its not entirely what your expecting and Christopher Walken, helps to bring the closing scenes to life, with his patented brand of acting genius.

Worth a watch 7/10

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