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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.

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Andrew Gallerani

Writer:

Stan Williamson
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Cast

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
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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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Comedy | Romance

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Right See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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Quotes

Emma Jeffreys: If I'd known you were coming, I'd have sent you an invitation
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Car Crash Like Love
Performed by Beg to Differ
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I can't believe I liked this flick.
4 May 2001 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

"Just Write" is a little - no, make that tiny - formula romantic comedy fluff pic full of filler with only two things going for it: Piven and Fenn. Yes, it lags and yes it's silly and predictable. However, the naive trolley-bus driver (Piven) and Hollywood rising star (Penn) do work together. Recommended for those in the mood for romantic comedy but have seen all the big ones.


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