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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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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

Gross USA:

$11,614,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,670,561
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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

In the 1970's, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich divorced his wife Polly Platt to be with his discovery Cybill Shepherd. This incident loosely inspired the film Irreconcilable Differences (1984), where a director (Ryan O'Neal) divorced his wife (Shelley Long) to be with a starlet (Sharon Stone). While Platt said that the film "got more right than wrong," Shepherd denied that she was anything like the character that Stone played in the film. Both Stone and Shepherd appear in "The Muse" but not in the same scene. 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: 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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Connections

References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muse
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Best laugh in years
15 May 2003 | by lamara_andreSee all my reviews

Albert Brooks at his best. Very very funny. The short appearances of James Cameron and Martin Scorcese are hilarious, but the best laugh I had in years was the short conversation of Albert Brooks (Steven) with Mario Opinato (European man) at the party. Although it already passed 30 minutes from that scene I was still laughing, and still do whenever I think of it. Despite Brooks latter works, The Muse is somewhat inferior, but still hilarious... and what´s the point in a comedy? To make people laugh, and I sure did laugh with this one.


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