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America's Sweethearts

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Joe Roth
  • 98 mins
  • 12

Summary

A Hollywood publicist is faced with disaster when Tinseltown's golden couple split up just as their new film is released. As he tries to stop the press finding out about their break-up, he discovers the eccentric director is holding the only print of the movie hostage. Romantic comedy, starring John Cusack, Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Christopher Walken.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In this comic tale, Catherine Zeta-Jones and John Cusack play the Hollywood couple who've split up since making their last film together. Billy Crystal plays the film publicist who has to reunite them for the press junket taking place at an isolated Nevada hotel. What he can't account for is Zeta-Jones's current wild-card boyfriend, Hank Azaria, and Cusack transferring his affections from his ex-wife to her sister and personal assistant, Julia Roberts. The scene is set for a showdown and it's all very funny in a daft, predictable kind of way. But Crystal's script lacks the bite that could have made it so much better, in spite of some memorable Tinseltown grotesques served up by Stanley Tucci and Christopher Walken. For a quality satire on the subject, try David Mamet's State and Main instead.

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Credits

Cast

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Kiki HarrisonJulia Roberts
Lee PhillipsBilly Crystal
Gwen HarrisonCatherine Zeta-Jones
Eddie ThomasJohn Cusack
HectorHank Azaria
Dave KingmanStanley Tucci
Hal WeidmannChristopher Walken
Wellness guideAlan Arkin
Danny WaxSeth Green
DavisScott Zeller

Crew

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DirectorJoe Roth

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2001-10-19
Language
English
Guidance
Contains some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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