America's Sweethearts

America's Sweethearts

Joe Roth (2001)

98min
12 Certificate
Sat 23 Nov 7pm - 9pm AMC from BT
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Review

Our Score
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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Thomas John Cusack
Lee Phillips Billy Crystal
Kiki Harrison Julia Roberts
Gwen Harrison Catherine Zeta-Jones
Hector Hank Azaria
Dave Kingman Stanley Tucci
Hal Weidmann Christopher Walken
Danny Wax Seth Green
Director Joe Roth
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 19 Oct 2001
Comedy Drama