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Plot: Hollywood, today: Bobby Bowfinger, a run-down actor-producer-director, is reading a script which a friend has written. Completely convinced of its quality, he decides to take a last shot at fame and fortune. But the script is not that easy to sell, and a famous producer promises him to do it, but there is one condition: Kit Ramsey, Hollywood's number one star, has to be in it. So, Bobby tries his luck with Kit - who says no - and then decides to shoot the film himself. Together with the cheapest team available in Southern California, an aspiring beauty from Ohio, a diva who is just a little over the hill, a key-holding gofer from a major studio and a goon hired away from burger-flipping, Bobby sets out to shoot the science-fiction-film starring Kit Ramsey - who does not even know he's being filmed. Runtime: 97 mins Release Date: 12 Aug 1999
Martin and Murphy should team again! (by cinecarl)
The remarkable thing about this film is that hardly ever has Steve Martin ever been so genuinely sympathetic without seeming clumsy about it. Believe me, this movie could have been over in the first few minutes if the writing hadn't started out so deliciously cynical. Immediately, I was hooked by the story of this downtrodden dreamer who endeavors to commit his life's savings to a hopeless cause. Forget about the weak tacked-on ending and the craziness for comedy's sake. This is a light character study worthy of a filmlover's earnest attention. Kudos to Murphy for the dual <more>
role-one a loving tribute to his inner child and the other a biting satire of his public image.
Hysterically Funny! A Comedic Masterpiece! (by shaaronie)
Wow! It finally happened! Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy Together! This movie is genius! There is so much going on here and Steve and Eddie are at their best. From the opening scene, you can just tell you are in for a real treat. This is one of my all time favorite movies. And people who voted less than excellent for this movie; either hate comedy or don't know how to enjoy real comedy. Eddie Murphy again does double duty playing two completely different characters, one more funnier than the next. Steve Martin plays the not so straight man director. This is a madcap screwball comedy. And <more>
the highway scene is tears crying down your face funny! I highly recommend this movie to any one who loves to really laugh! Unless your dead, you can't help but laugh. I don't mean chuckle, grin, smile etc. I mean laugh!!!!
Go back and watch this movie again. It's one great line after another. I think this film is one of those films that you watch and wonder why it just wasn't huge. one line funnier than the next, and the supporting cast is just killer. Steve Martin has never been more wacky. The concept, make a movie without the star knowing they are filming you, was shere genius. Eddie Murphy in double roles is brilliant. He couldn't be any funnier as the geeky brother, or any more ignorant as the black film superstar. Go back, turn it up, and watch it one more time! Trust me, if nothing else, just <more>
fast forward to the dog wearing high heals in the parking garage.
Very funny and original satire on Hollywood with great leading performances. (by Silverzero)
`Bowfinger' is a very original and instantly likeable comedy spoof that shines among other recent dross to come out of Hollywood. The plot is quite simple. A low budget director must try and cast a popular movie star in his film without him being aware of it. The concept does seem flawed and a little dumb when looking at it, but when its on screen it's very entertaining. The film has an excellent comic timing and remains on a consistent pace throughout the film. Luckily it aims for laughs instead of sappy sentimentality. But the film really capitalises on its two lead performers who <more>
are accomplished comedians. Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy work as an excellent comic duo and sometimes overshadow the witty material of the movie. The rest of the cast are fun in their roles, but this really is Martin and Murphy's movie. I don't think Bowfinger received its full credit and some people misunderstood it. It's a farcical comedy, not one to be taken seriously. Yes it is unrealistic, but it wasn't attempting to be a classic. What were we expecting? Gone With the Wind!!!!!!Although it's underrated, Bowfinger is clever, witty and enjoyable. A film that should please all moviegoers. I give it 7.9/10.
Hysterical! Also the last funny thing Steve Martin did (by thubanstar-1)
This is such an overlooked classic. I laughed all the way through.I also think there's a LOT more truth about Hollywood in it than the typical viewer comprehends. Lots of in-jokes about The Church of Scientology, Steve Martin's ex girlfriend Anne Heche, and so forth.I may also assume there's a wee bit of a tip of the hat to the late, not very great Ed Wood.I think this is the last work of quality either Eddie Murphy or Steve Martin has done. They really need to get back to being funny. I have no idea why Steve Martin especially has turned to putrid "family" movies <more>
lately. Raping classics like "Cheaper by the Dozen" really has soured me on him. At least Eddie Murphy is mildly funny in the recent family movies he's done.
Okay, in a year where you put American Beauty on a pedestal like it's some kind of divinity you also crucify possibly the funniest film of the 1990s? It figures. I've hardly ever laughed this hard at a movie. I liked every piece of it, and think it should be up for a lot of Oscars this winter, though it won't, because it's a film that America forgot.
An Under-appreciated Satire (by eht5y)
Given Tom Cruise's recent unstable behavior, it might be the right time to revisit 'Bowfinger,' Steve Martin and Frank Oz's highly under-appreciated satire of the side of Hollywood we mere mortals aren't supposed to see.In Hollywood, there are no secrets--everyone knows who's secretly gay or insane, and who's slept with who, when, where, and what they got out of it. But no one wants powerful enemies, and in the quickly shifting landscape of stardom, where one can transform almost overnight and with no apparent or predictable logic from b-list character actor or <more>
teen idol into a-list mega-star and Oscar-caliber actor who can open hundred-million dollar movies and make or break the careers of his/her friends and acquaintances, no one wants to be the one who spills the scandalous beans.For this reason, 'Bowfinger'--the 'Spinal Tap' of contemporary Hollywood--was barely made, and upon its release was greeted with a politely, barely restrained gasp of horror from everyone on the inside who recognized Martin's unusually liberal borrowings from the gossip files to construct this smart, dry, tastefully executed comedy about a has-been-before-he-ever-was actor/director who concocts a scheme to sell his hopelessly bad sci-fi action film project to a major studio by surreptitiously following and filming a major action film star, manipulating his behavior when able, and then later patching a film together with the clandestine footage and a few shots with a body-double. Little does Bowfinger the loser, played with typical charm and intelligence by the great Steve Martin know that the film star he means to exploit--Kit Ramsey Eddie Murphy --is a paranoid, delusional basket case of psychological problems barely being held together though, one suspects, also being held at the edge of sanity by his mentors at MindHead, a bizarre, cultish, mind-controlling religion obviously meant to stand in for the Church of Scientology, the increasingly infamous faith/life method of numerous Hollywood stars, most notoriously Tom Cruise and John Travolta musician Beck has allegedly also recently joined the ranks of Scientology, at the behest of his father and his girlfriend, the sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi, also a Scientologist .Bowfinger assembles a motley crew of Hollywood wannabes, which include the fabulous Christine Baranski as Carol, an aging stage actress who drives around town listening to old recordings of herself singing show tunes; Heather Graham as Daisy, a presumably naive young beauty who steps off the bus in L.A. and immediately sets about trying to sleep her way to the top Daisy is based on nutso actress Anne Heche, who exploited Martin before moving up the food chain to a public lesbian affair with Ellen Degeneres, whose sit-com was then at peak popularity ; Adam Alexi-Malle as Afrim, Bowfinger's corpulent Pakistani accountant and the author of 'Chubby Rain,' the ludicrous alien invasion script which Bowfinger believes will catapult him to fame and respectability; Jamie Kennedy as Bowfinger's camera operator, who smuggles equipment out of the studio lot where he works as a low-level crew man; and Kohl Sudduth as Bowfinger's sweet but vapid excuse for a heart-throb. This gang of misfits works well together in various gags lampooning the film industry.But the film is stolen entirely by Eddie Murphy, first as Kit Ramsey, whose paranoid rants include the observation that a script his agent has offered him must be racist because the letter 'k' appears in it a number of times divisible by three 'KKK' appears in this script 111 times! and the twisting of a remark made by the agent about a script--'it's not Shakespeare'--into a racist slur 'Shakespeare?!? Shake-a-Spear! You callin' me a spear-chucker!?! , and later as Jiff, Kit's nerdy and socially inept twin brother, who unwittingly stumbles into Bowfinger's scheme and agrees both to serve as a stunt/body double and errand boy for the film 'Running errands would be a real boost for me!' he gleefully remarks .One of the great things about 'Bowfinger' is the opportunity to see Eddie Murphy create two ridiculous characters the way he once did so frequently on Saturday Night Live, before 'Bevery Hills Cop' send his ego to Mars. He looks like he's having the time of his life, and the fabulous talent he has wasted so frequently on mediocre to painfully bad star vehicles like 'Coming to America,' 'Harlem Nights,' or 'Vampire in Brooklyn' is once again apparent, and triumphant. Together, Martin and Murphy remind us how comedy should be made: with intelligence, humility, generosity--and, most importantly, scathing wit.Scientology gets fairly merciless treatment in the form of MindHead, a cult-like corporate religion led by Terry Stricter Terence Stamp , who soothes the paranoiac Kit with new-agey acronym lessons K.I.T Keep It Together and chastens him not to 'show it to the Laker Girls' when he hears the voice of Teddy Kennedy instructing him to 'bring the Laker Girls down a peg or two.' Given Tom Cruise's recent weirdness and the fact that he openly travels with a cadre of Scientologists who function like a Secret Service detail, it's not hard to suspect that Kit Ramsey was written with Tom Cruise in mind the role was originally written for Keanu Reeves but was ultimately changed and offered to Murphy .Murphy's presence, ironically, may have undermined this film in its initial release, as audiences many audiences left theaters disappointed, having expected more of a traditional slapstick comedy with Murphy in a larger role his scenes are easily the funniest, but Kit and Jiff or secondary characters . But it's well worth revisiting for its quality and its scathing critique of the business of Hollywood.
After seeing how good the combination of director Frank Oz and actor Steve Martin was in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," I wasn't surprised that the two would make "Bowfinger" interesting, too. It's not the caliber of "Scoundrels," but it's still fun to watch.Eddie Murphy, as usual, is responsible for a lot of laughs as he plays two characters: this paranoid New Age-type follower and a very nerdy stand-in actor. In both roles, he's effective. Terrence Stamp, meanwhile, does his normal intense job of acting as the leader of a far-out "mind <more>
group" that one of Murphy's characters belongs. Heather Graham provides the sex appeal. Few women have made the transition from wholesome country girl to sleazeball in one movie as Graham does here. It's shocking but laughable at the same time, which pretty much describes this odd film. Nice to see Steve Martin back in form, too.
One of the most funniest and most original comedies of the late 1990's. (by hu675)
Stage actor turned Grade Z amateur filmmaker:Bobby Bowfinger Steve Martin is Hollywood's least successful director. When Bowfinger decides to make an ultra low-budget film with the hottest action star:Kit Ramsey Eddie Murphy . But Bowfinger will filmed his latest protect without Ramsey never knowing that he's in the movie! Bowfinger uses his crew and his actors to act with Rasmey in several scenes to pull the scam off. But Rasmey is actually a paranoid action star, who believes in aliens and other outrageous things. For Bowfinger's ingenious scheme, he decides to use a double <more>
for Rasmey, a nerdy look-alike Also played by Murphy .Directed by Frank Oz HouseSitter, Little Shop of Horrors-1986, The Stepford Wives-2004 made an wildly funny comedy that is actually based on a real incident in the late 1920's with actress Mary Pickford, which it's hard to be believe. Still, this comedy manages to be quite original and also this is an underrated film. Good supporting cast includes:Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Terence Stamp, Adam Alexi-Malle, Kohl Sudduth and Robert Downey, Jr. Murphy is fun in is dual role especially in the role of the nerdy look-alike . Sharp, funny script by actor:Martin The Jerk, Roxanne, Shopgirl . ****/***** .