The Muse

The Muse
The Muse
  • PG-13
  • 1h 36m
  • 1999
Rotten53%
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Steven Phillips (Albert Brooks) is the king of Hollywood screenwriting, but his hold on the throne is slipping. When a successful friend (Jeff Bridges) suggests that the services of a bona-fide Muse named Sarah (Sharon Stone) might get his career back on track, Steven’s desperate enough to take a leap of faith. Despite the misgivings of his wife, Laura (Andie MacDowell), Steven accepts Sarah’s extravagant demands, hoping for a good, strong dose of inspiration. But as Sarah’s quirky and endearing ways charm her deeper into their lives, Steven and Laura find themselves changed in ways they never could have guessed. Featuring an original musical score by Elton John and cameos by a host of Hollywood luminaries, including Martin Scorsese, Rob Reiner and James Cameron, The Muse is a wry comedy that pokes hilarious fun at Tinseltown itself.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten53%
Critics Consensus: Despite quirky and original writing, the subject matter feels too removed to produce laughs.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson
Fresh

The list of great moments is virtually endless!

June 16, 2017
Mr. Showbiz
Kevin Maynard
Rotten

The Muse is sketch-comedy thin and features an overdone comic performance from Sharon Stone, makin...

June 16, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
David Hunter
Rotten

The central conflicts are either creepingly unengaging, unpalatable or so muted as to be nonexiste...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Satire, Hollywood in-jokes won't appeal to kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some suggestion that Sarah is mentally ill, but it's intentionally left vague enough so that each viewer can decide if she's really a muse after all.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 27, 1999
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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