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How does Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), Hollywood's least successful director, get Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy), Hollywood's biggest star, in his ultra low-budget film? Any way he can. With an ingenious scheme and the help of Kit's eager and nerdy brother Jiff, an ambitious and sexy wannabe (Heather Graham) and an over-the-hill diva (Christine Baranski), Bowfinger sets out to trick Kit Ramsey into the performance of a lifetime. Enjoy the fun with Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin - together for the first time in the hit comedy Bowfinger.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A witty commentary on modern film-making, with enough jokes to keep it entertaining throughout.
Preposterous and utterly self-absorbed, this has la-la land down to a tee.
June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
This is his first screenplay since L.A. Story, yet you get the sense that Martin has lost some of...
June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Entertaining, great actors but not a home run.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie has a number of sexual references. The character played by Heather Graham has (offscreen) sex with just about every other character (male and female) purely to advance her career. While this is played for humor, without any suggestion that she is being exploited (quite the other way around), parents may want to talk to kids who see this movie about this behavior, as well as the choices Bowfinger himself makes by cheating, stealing, blackmailing, and lying to get his movie made.
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- Release Date:August 13, 1999
- Audio Format:5.1
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