Sunday, January 12, 2014

2001 - AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS - sort of a hollywood satire and a romantic comedy.

Pretty poor film considering the cast who for some reason didn't read this script.  But the fact that the director Joe Roth managed to rope in this cast is a not inconsiderable accomplishment.  Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine Zeta Jones are the leading players in this so called romantic comedy.  Only Catherine Zeta Jones is any fun as a self absorbed movie star and the supporting players Christopher Walken and Stanley Tucci get whatever laughs they can find.

Billy Crystal co wrote the script but the jabs at Hollywood are pretty lame for a guy had been around the acting block a few times.  The various spoofs of the movie genres are too broad and the idea that the public would be so enamored of a movie star couple that they would make their lame movies a success just isn't how the entertainment business works anymore.

Probably the only real fun in the film Christopher Walken doing his weirdo film director bit otherwise the film is just pretty lame.

102 minutes.

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