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Just Write (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 September 1998 (USA)
A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.


Andrew Gallerani


Stan Williamson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Amanda Clark
Jeremy Piven ... Harold McMurphy
JoBeth Williams ... Sidney Stone
Wallace Shawn ... Arthur Blake
Alex Rocco ... Harold's Father
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Danny
Costas Mandylor ... Rich Adams
Yeardley Smith ... Lulu
Holland Taylor ... Emma Jeffreys
Anita Barone ... Carrie
Bellina Logan ... Tory (as Belina Logan)
Stephanie Miller Stephanie Miller ... Mr. Blake's Assistant
Nancy McKeon ... Bride
Ed McMahon ... Luncheon Chairman
Anthony Galea Anthony Galea ... Young Harold


Harold is a tour bus driver. While visiting a good friend in a trendy Hollywood cafe, Harold spots his favorite actress, Amanda Clark. She is with her agent Sidney Stone who is repeatedly getting up to make phone calls. When Harold sees Amanda sitting alone, he decides to introduce himself. Instructed not to mention his profession to her, Harold doesn't correct Amanda when she mistakingly assumes he is a writer. When she asks who his agent is, Harold innocently throws out the name of super-agent Arthur Blake. Amanda is impressed and charmed, and to Harold's amazement she proposes a date to discuss her next movie with him. As their relationship grows, so must Harold's charade to keep Amanda from discovering he is a Beverly Hills tour guide and not a hot-shot writer. He promises Amanda a script rewrite and convinces Arthur Blake to represent him. Harold's father is not so easily swayed, and tells Harold to snap out of it, "We show people movie star's homes, we do not date them!" With a ... Written by Corey Nook <queen@iastate.edu>

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A comedy about falling in love...the Write way.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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A delightful romance
27 September 1998 | by filmman-3See all my reviews

Just Write takes a funny and perspective approach to a familiar boy-meets-girl plot and avoids the superficiality that has

plagued many recent film romances. Just Write is an amiable diversion that transcends its implausible material. Just Write opens with the kind of preposterous situation that only unfolds in the movies. Through an ingenious twist of fate

congenial Hollywood tour bus driver and avid movie buff Harold McMurphy (Jeremy Priven) finds himself conversing with beautiful actress Amanda Clark (Sherilyn Fenn), but it's his own concealed nervousness that propels him to lie about his profession. After an awkward pause of contemplation he tells her that he's a screenwriter, she believes him and asks him to read and eventually rewrite the frivolous script for her new film. All of this leisurely leads to a budding romance between the two. The

second we see the two together, we the audience know that they are made for each other, the obstacles in their way merely prolong the obvious denouement. Jeremy Priven's Harold McMurphy is not just another cardboard characterization, Harold has the actual depth and

dimension of a real person; Priven brings his affable character delightfully to life. Sherilyn Fenn and Jeremy Priven are surprisingly credible in their roles, despite some of the fatuous situations.

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25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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