America's Sweethearts (2001) [English (MPEG Layer III, 125 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Length: 1h 42m 0s
Director: Joe Roth
Tagline: A comedy about celebrity, family and other forms of insanity.
Plot outline: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director. Summary written by MonkeyKingMA America's favourite couple, in movies as well as in real life, have broken up: Gwen has fallen in love with Latin actor Hector, Eddie can't take it no more and has taken quite some time off in the lush gardens of a leading wellness guru. But there is a problem: The latest movie of Gwen & Eddie ("Time over Time") is being held hostage by its director Hal Weidmann. His only request is that it is shown to the press first, not even producer and studio boss David Kingman may take a look at it. Kingman now entrusts PR wizard Lee Philips, whom he just had fired, to organize a press junkett that none of the journalists will ever forget - just to distract the press from the fact that the film itself won't be shown at all. Therefore, Lee somehow has to bring Gwen and Eddie back together, at least for that one weekend, in a lonely hotel resort in the Nevada desert. Not quite everything works out the way Lee wanted it to, since Gwen's sister and assistant Kiki also has a mind of her own. Summary written by Julian Reischl {julian.reischl@tuquoque.de} After they've broken up, a married movie star couple (John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones) still have to go out and promote the movie they made together while they were in love, even though they now hate each other. To keep the junket from falling apart when the print of their film doesn't show up, the film's publicist (Billy Crystal) tries to divert attention by concocting the story of the couple's reunion, that everything's still hunky-dory between them... when in fact, the actor is actually in love with his wife's formerly fat assistant (Julia Roberts), and the actress has found a new beau named Hector (Hank Azaria). Summary written by {Laffz00@aol.com}
Comment: A slight movie that comes crashing down at the end, "America's Sweethearts" is not worth more than a curious look. Its not exactly plot-heavy going in, but becomes shockingly boring and really stupid by the end. The 'sweethearts' in question are bitchy Zeta-Jones and down-to-earth Cusack, who've broken up and that has upset the American public and worse than that, has upset the studio heads about to release their next picture. Both of them really need a hit, too. The director on their movie, Christopher Walken, is a nutjob, and will not release a copy of the movie to the studio heads but instead will reveal it at a press junket (that would happen!) that the stars are attending. So the entire movie is set at this press junket, which is not running well to say the least. There is no movie to screen and the sweethearts are not that sweet. Word is not good. Movie is not that insulting, its just very light on its feet. Its not funny but not corny or stupid either. Then the last 1/2 hour is incredibly dumb and a lot to have to tolerate. Confessions happen in front of the entire press corp. Not a chance in the world. The movie is a disaster but the press loves it. Again, no way. Cusack is better than the material. He looks like he dreaded being there. Billy Crystal is good and in many ways holds the movie together until even he gives up and just wants it to be over with. Zeta-Jones has the spoiled-brat routine down pat, but that's all her character is. Julia Roberts as the put-upon assistant does nothing special either. Really likable actors like Stanley Tucci, Hank Azaria and Seth Green are wasted. Christopher Walken is having some fun but he has limited screen time too. 2/10. Would have been a disappointment if I were expecting anything in the first place, which I wasn't. No movie-makers that would give that Oscar nazi Julia Roberts a job get a ton of respect from me, Soderbergh notwithstanding. Maybe people 'in the business' can get more enjoyment out of this look behind the scenes, but I doubt it.
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Country: USA
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Actors:
Julia RobertsasKathleen 'Kiki' Harrison
Billy CrystalasLee Phillips
Catherine Zeta-JonesasGwen Harrison
John CusackasEddie Thomas