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The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 August 1999 (USA)
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With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steven Phillips
... Sarah Little
... Laura Phillips
... Jack Warrick
... Cybill Shepherd
Monica Mikala ... Julie Phillips
Jamie Alexis ... Mary Phillips
Marnie Shelton ... Jennifer
Catherine MacNeal ... Anne
... Josh Martin
... Lorenzo Lamas
... Jennifer Tilly
... Hal
... Universal Studio Guard
Aude Charles ... Spielberg Secretary #1
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What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going again on a sure-fire script. However, this is not the limit of her help, she also gets the writer's wife (MacDowell) going on her own bakery enterprise, much to the chagrin of Brooks, who has already had to make many personal sacrifices for his own help. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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In Goddess we trust.

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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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October Films

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27 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Muza  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,926,825, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,614,236, 14 November 1999
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Trivia

Commenting on Martin Scorsese, who plays himself in one scene, Albert Brooks makes reference to the movie Taxi Driver, in which he played a role. See more »

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Sarah's arm is resting on the arm of the chair when viewed from behind and resting in her lap when viewed from the front. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: I feel like you're losing your edge.
Steven Phillips: Jesus! I am hearing this from everybody!
Sarah: That's because it's true.
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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
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Brooks is brilliant !
13 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Albert Brooks is funny. He has an interesting and unique way of telling story with humor, wit and sincerity. He is not afraid of appearing to be 'un-hip'. Actually that is the charm of most of his work. He has been compared to Woody Allen but I

think that his work is much more universal. Woody's giant persona gets in the way of his stories whereas Brooks actually becomes a character. He does not

play himself and does not comment of things. He 'plays' characters like a real actor. The Muse is just as brilliant as Defending Your Life and Across America. Andie MacDowell is good when a good script guides her. Sharon Stone was

made for the role of the Muse. Her energy is sexy, ditzy as well as forceful. There are some cameos in this movie that are priceless and lend an air of

authenticity to the side of Hollywood that most people have no access to. I have seen this movie a hundred times and it never fails to make me laugh.


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