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The Muse

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
2 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
January 2000
IMDB Name:
Muse, The (1999)
Albert Brooks
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for brief nudity.


For a movie about a muse, The Muse is uninspiring. It begins with some wonderful satire of the movie business, including an excellent appearance by stand-up comic Steven Wright as a relative not quite sure what his role in his cousin's empire is. For as good as the opening is, it's a big disappointment when Sharon Stone's character first appears. Most of the humor vanishes with her spoiled brat routine. Jeff Bridges and Andie MacDowell aren't given anything even vaguely funny to do, and the ending is extremely weak. The remainder of the movie is worth watching only for funny cameos by famous directors and one scene with a random party-goer who never quite gets the message. That scene is doubly funny for those who speak German because the initial miscommunication is based in fact.

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