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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$11,614,236, 14 November 1999
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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 »

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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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The Muse
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Sharon Stone in Great Comedy
6 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am not a great fan of Sharon Stone (or Albert Brooks either for that matter). But this movie is her best and this is the one for which she should have gotten an Oscar, instead of her supporting (at best) role in Casino.

This movie shows a completely different side of Ms. Stone, as a comedienne, and generates a hearty welcome from the hard-core, cold, aloof, sometimes promiscuous characters she usually plays. THE MUSE is a truely great comedy and it is made so by Ms. Stone, not Albert Brooks. It is also a great thing to see a comedy not based on romance or some other trite concept for comedy. It is great satire on the bourgeois commnunity in Hollywood.


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