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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 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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Muza  »

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$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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1.37 : 1
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Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepherd also starred together in the Peter Bogdanovich film The Last Picture Show (1971). See more »

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They apparently have health department approval, but nobody wears a hairnet or cap while preparing the dough for the cookies. 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 The American President (1995) See more »

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Super Freak
Written by Rick James, Alonzo Miller
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Let's celebrate this movie for what it is...
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I know that most people are very demanding of the movies they watch. That being said, I guess I'm not one of them. I have owned "The Muse" for about three years, and I usually watch it about once a year, after being reminded of its existence on cable/HBO. I always enjoy it every time I watch it. I think Sharon Stone portrays her character with class and humor; not to mention that she is one of the most stunning women ever to be in motion pictures. While I do think that by the end of this movie, you'll probably have had enough of Albert Brooks' whiney, monotonous voice, some of his lines and "sound effects" are rather funny. Andie MacDowell is a beautiful woman, and while her characters are never really memorable, I feel she is a good actress, and entertaining to watch in movies.

This movie is a light-hearted, film of mindless entertainment. Certainly, it is not one for the "Hall of Fame", but if you're looking for an amusing story, with attractive scenery (who doesn't like looking at Hollywood mansions), and a plot you don't have to race to keep up with, "The Muse might be for you.


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