America's Sweethearts (2001)



Critic Consensus: Despite its famous cast, the movie lacks sympathetic characters and is only funny in spurts.

Movie Info

For an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki, being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie make it through one last public appearance masterminded by legendary press agent Lee Phillips, forever devoted Kiki finds that her job is about to get even harder. At first it seems her challenge is to keep the peace between Gwen and Eddie and their public image intact, but soon … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language, some crude and sexual humor)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Donna Roth, Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2001
Box Office: $93.0M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Kiki Harrison

as Lee Phillips

as Gwen Harrison

as Eddie Thomas

as Dave Kingman

as Hal Weidmann

as Wellness Guide

as Danny Wax

as Himself

as Limo Driver

as Dave O'Hanlon

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Nevada Anchorman

as Nevada Anchorman

as Network Anchor

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter On Patio

as Himself

as Maura Klein

as Mort Josephson

as Laura Messinger

as Interviewer

as Matronly Interviewer

as Larry King Producer

as Larry King Producer

as Larry King Producer

as Bar Hostess

as Caller No. 1

as Caller No. 2

as Misti

as Adinah
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Critic Reviews for America's Sweethearts

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (42)

The film isn't just banal, it's aggressively, arrogantly banal.

Full Review… | October 29, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The kind of flick that gives fluff a good name.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The premise falters along with much of the shtick.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

So-so sitcom-like story of estranged movie stars.

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
Common Sense Media egregiously bland piece of work that ultimately makes certain sitcoms look deep by comparison.

Full Review… | August 11, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Lacking originality or true wit, this mildly amusing but utterly banal comedy again demonstrates that Joe Roth is not much of a director and that Billy Crystal can do only one thing as an actor--be Billy Crystal.

Full Review… | February 16, 2006

Audience Reviews for America's Sweethearts

An all-star cast, indeed, but the film is lackluster in comedy even in romance. America's
Sweethearts is a rom-com that does no favors in providing attention or even inspiration to the audience despite the amount of stars on display. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Interesting concept to a satire, but a very unfunny screenplay, and just make us lose a good time seeing more one dumb romantic comedy with famous making fun of they self. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


A comedy about celebrity, family and other forms of insanity.

Not bad but not so good either. America's Sweethearts is one of those movies where if you've seen the preview, you've seen the movie. The story was kinda dull and boring at times. Hank Azaria's accent was one the ugliest accent I've heard before, it was truly hilarious to hear him speak. The ending was good though.

America's favorite couple, in movies as well as in real life, has 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 junket 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.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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