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THE MUSE

 
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At Theaters: 8/27/1999 On Video: 2/15/2000
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 37 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 089919
Studio: October Films
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A celebrated and successful screenwriter who thought his career was reaching new heights until suddenly informed it has ended in true Hollywood fashion … over lunch. The only thing Steven has left is a severe case of writer's block and a willingness to do anything to get his career back, including seeking the service of a real life Muse.

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Comedy - Older moviegoers, in particular fans of Albert Brooks, is the audience most likely to enjoy this inside Hollywood satire. The inside showbiz jokes may fly over the heads of teens and certainly children, who probably would not be interested in the film, anyway.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Albert Brooks (Out of Sight)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct)
Andie MacDowell (Just the Ticket)
Jeff Bridges (Arlington Road)
Director: Albert Brooks (Lost in America)
Producer: Herb Nanas (Mother)
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The Casting
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The Musical Score
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PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: A fleeting glimpse of a female's buttocks and breasts.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol use.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Some slapstick, but mostly verbal humor, mostly pertaining to showbiz.
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Above Average
"I've hit the wall," proclaims Albert Brooks's character toward the beginning of The Muse, and one may feel the same about the writer-director-star after seeing his latest, which ends in a most lackluster fashion. But before the film hits that creative obstruction, Brooks is able to get in a number of jabs at Hollywood, and elicits some nice performances from his cast--that is, once he settles into a comfortable comedic rhythm, which he takes his sweet time to establish.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 148 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
20
About 50/50
70%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
Low
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
About 50/50
73%
30+Adults (M)
42
Fairly Low
74%
30+Adults (F)
67
Fairly High
75%
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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
One fine night, Hollywood screenwriter Steven Phillips (Albert Brooks) basks in the honor of a humanitarian award, presented to him at a black-tie dinner as his proud wife Laura (Andie MacDowell) and daughters look on. One crappy morning later, a junior studio executive is telling Steven that he's lost his creative edge, and releases Steven from his contract. Steven's confidence is shaken: he wants to work, but how can he, if word is out that he's over?

Desperately seeking counsel, Steven visits his friend, enviably successful screenwriter Jack Warrick (Jeff Bridges), at Jack's Bel Air estate. Jack confides to Steven that he himself was inspired to his ongoing success. Not by a muse, but by a Muse. Steven is incredulous as Jack tells him of Sarah (Sharon Stone), one of the nine daughters (The Muses) of the god Zeus (of Greek mythology fame). The Muses inspire creativity - and one, Sarah, has alighted in Hollywood. Steven is soon consumed by the prospect of becoming one of Sarah's clients. As a favor, Jack agrees to set up a meeting between Sarah and Steven.

The meeting, held in a guest house where Sarah is staying, gets off to a shaky start, but Sarah soon puts Steven at ease. In her capacity as Muse, Sarah explains, she does not do any actual work herself, but helps filmmakers get in touch with their own inner creativity. Sarah agrees to take Steven on as a client, but not before detailing her needs: food, lodging, car and driver, 24-hour access to Steven by phone, etc. Perks notwithstanding, Steven, impatient to get inspired, eagerly closes the deal. Closer to home, despite her misgivings, Laura accepts Sarah into the Phillips household. As Steven's wife and Muse become fast friends, he realizes that their lives and work will never be the same again.

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