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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

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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Taglines:

In Goddess we trust.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

October Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muza See more »

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Box Office

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

October Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepherd also starred together in the Peter Bogdanovich film The Last Picture Show (1971). 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

Sarah: Honey, all the gods drink!
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Connections

References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Super Freak
Written by Rick James, Alonzo Miller
Performed by Rick James
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The film "The Muse" kept me well amused!
13 October 2016 | by serafinogmSee all my reviews

It would appear Albert and his writing partner (RIP) have a knack of producing original, freshly entertaining gems that are a joy to engage over and over again. Well done! The main protagonists were superb; Sharon Stone as the eccentric, lovely but spoiled Muse, Andie MacDowell as the temporarily frustrated but soon self-actualized spouse, Jeff Bridges as the successful screen writer who is challenged simply to get a tennis ball over a net but who hooks Albert's character up with the Muse, and of course angst filled Albert's character who teeters on the edge of disaster but somehow pulls it together with some help from the Muse cum studio executive. It's a lovely movie, good clean fun designed to provide escape from our own angst filled existences! Thank you Albert!


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