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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.

Director:

Albert Brooks

Writers:

Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson (as Monica Johnson)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... Steven Phillips
Sharon Stone ... Sarah Little
Andie MacDowell ... Laura Phillips
Jeff Bridges ... Jack Warrick
Cybill Shepherd ... Cybill Shepherd
Monica Mikala Monica Mikala ... Julie Phillips
Jamie Alexis Jamie Alexis ... Mary Phillips
Marnie Shelton Marnie Shelton ... Jennifer
Catherine MacNeal Catherine MacNeal ... Anne
Mark Feuerstein ... Josh Martin
Lorenzo Lamas ... Lorenzo Lamas
Jennifer Tilly ... Jennifer Tilly
Bradley Whitford ... Hal
Skip O'Brien ... Universal Studio Guard
Aude Charles Aude Charles ... Spielberg Secretary #1
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

They apparently have health department approval, but nobody wears a hairnet or cap while preparing the dough for the cookies. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Rennert: This is Hollywood. People here believe anything!
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Connections

References Bride of Chucky (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
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User Reviews

Hollywood gets the enigmatic Albert Brooks-treatment
22 March 2002 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

"The Muse" moves along at a pleasant pace as we follow Brooks' character, a screenwriter in desperate need of inspiration (he longs for an Oscar but ends up writing a Jim Carrey-vehicle!)

Brooks certainly has a way of displaying unique sensibility and "The Muse" has some memorable moments along the way, two of them including Martin Scorcese and James Cameron in hilarious cameos. To top it off Sharon Stone does a wonderful job as the title character.

If you enjoy the wonderful world of Albert Brooks, you're in for a treat.


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Official Sites:

October Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,926,825, 29 August 1999

Gross USA:

$11,614,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,670,561
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Company Credits

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October Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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