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Mr. Write (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 May 1994 (USA)
Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.

Director:

Charlie Loventhal

Writers:

Howard J. Morris (play), Howard J. Morris (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reiser ... Charlie Fischer
Jessica Tuck ... Nicole Barnes
Martin Mull ... Dan Barnes
Doug Davidson ... Roger
Thomas F. Wilson ... Billy (as Tom Wilson)
Jane Leeves ... Wylie
Darryl M. Bell ... Lawrence
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Roz
Eddie Barth ... Dad
Gigi Rice ... Shelly
Shannon Sturges ... Rachel
Bernard Hocke ... Jake
Renee Soulie Renee Soulie ... Peg (as Renee Souli)
Jack Kenny ... Restaurant Host
Gloria Fishman Gloria Fishman ... Mother in Play
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Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.

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Charlie's got a bad case of writer's block...And her name is Nicole!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Shannon Sturges. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Rhett: What the hell were you doing up there? Do you think acting is just standing up on a stage, mumbling lines? Is THAT what you think, Mr. Arrogant Playwright? You're a BABY! You DISGUST me! You're VOMIT! You're COMPLETE and ABSOLUTE, VOMIT!
Charlie: So, in other words, you didn't like it?
Mr. Rhett: Get off the stage, VOMIT. I said, Get Off The Stage! You're hopeless. You're all hopeless...
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Crazy Credits

The real natural orange box is the product of Elena & Alexander Deutsch See more »

Connections

References L.A. Law (1986) See more »

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Gimme A Little Sign
Performed by Brenton Wood
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co. Inc.
c/o Original Sound Entertainment
Written by Brenton Wood (as Alfred Smith), Hal Winn and Joseph Hooven
Published by Bonnyview Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Funny, light-hearted and original
9 August 2002 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

I don't understand why the film received a rating of 2.9, but maybe it's because I like Paul Reiser and loved "Mad About You." Reiser is just as funny in this movie as he is as Paul Buchman on the hit sitcom, and squeezes in a few of his witty one-liners. The movie isn't brilliant, but it's often effective. It's a screwball comedy, yet it has a consistent charm and never spins out of control. Jessica Tuck is pretty and quite talented. Martin Mull steals the show as her greedy father, who doesn't approve of her quirky boyfriend. I enjoyed how the father disapproved of her current boyfriend, yet the guy that's chasing her (Reiser), whereas the romantic comedy formula in the movies usually requires it to be vice versa.

There are many funny moments and I always enjoy watching a little, low-budget film that proves to be very good. This is one of those underrated gems that's definitely worth a look.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Stop Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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