February 7, 2014
L'association Steve Martin - Eddie Murphy promettait enormement. Il se trouve que Bowfinger repond plutot bien aux attentes du public, tant le film est drole et tant sa satire envers le cinema hollywoodien vise juste et fort; Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy et Jamie Kennedy sont excellents et hilarants, les seconds roles assurent et Frank Oz parvient a insuffler du rythme dans un scenario qui s'essoufle un peu dans son dernier acte. Dommage, car on etait sur un sans faute sur la premiere heure.
September 23, 2012
martin and murphy are both hilarious in this comedy
January 21, 2014
I thought it would be funnier than it actually was, but it did keep my attention the whole time, so it wasn't a time waste.
January 15, 2014
A little independent flick that benefits more from it's cast than the actual story. Still it's funny, well done & quite joyous. Hooray.
June 20, 2013
I own this on DVD in a five movie pack along with:
* The Jerk (1979)
* The Lonely Guy (1983)
* Parenthood (1989)
* Housesitter (1992)
October 17, 2007
a very silly and funny but clever plot
September 12, 2013
I really wanted to like this because I love Steve Martin, but just couldn't get into it and turned it off after 15 minutes.
September 7, 2013
"Bowfinger" embraces the horrible things that have always come from Hollywood, from the scams to breaking the law, and displays them in a very comedic way in this film, making a film that is clearly going to be terrible from the beginning. Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin shows their true acting talents here as Martin's character runs around the city trying to film Murphy's character to make a film with him as the main star. Things conveniently fall into place and some scenes feel bit easy, but in the end the film is a blast to watch and it really made me laugh a lot. It's not the greatest film in the world, but if you are a fan of films, you should have a blast watching this. The director had an eye for detail her and the screenplay is genius. "Bowfinger" is great!
August 11, 2013
There really is no way to describe this move, just watch it,
My absolute favorite movie. An excellent mix of characters for this cast! I can see how many could say this is a "weird" movie, but you have to look past that and look into the making of a movie. Basically Steven Martin is making an independent film with this cooky cast that has no idea what is going on!
July 24, 2013
Stupid beyond description. However, you've gotta give it credit for being original.
July 22, 2013
What a ridiculous and thorough comedy. A tremendous satire of the film industry in Hollywood. It has a great cast that plays the stereotypical outsider archetypes in Hollywood. And I think Steve Martin's story ties them all together in a charming little quest to make it big. I think Eddie Murphy's ridiculousness is great. Definetly one of the great and classic comedies.
June 22, 2013
Bowfinger is a smart comedy, but little on jokes.
June 14, 2013
I'm Going To Become A Film Director When I Grow Up And My Film Director Name Is ''David East''.
June 13, 2013
"The Martin Power" these words can describe the movie in short. Steve martin's charm is one factor that you cannot ignore in this movie. All characters well acted. Heather Graham played the role of a sassy young woman aspiring to be an actress. She really got into the character. The film is simple yet amusing. The writers gave the view of what a person may be willing to do to be a big time hollywood player.
Eddie Murphy has a double role and played both characters upto the mark. The wittiness in the lines and the way he talks made the character more interesting. Introduction of new characters throughout the movie made it watchable till end. The only let off was the fact that it was shot in 90s and at that time cinematography was not that good as it is now. But for a 90s movie it sure is a good comedy.
After seeing the movie one will surely think for once that is it possible to shoot a movie like the one shot in this movie.
I am a fan of Martin and after watching this movie I want to watch his another one. His innocent comedy and the charm makes his character more lively and understanding.
I only watched this movie because of the Martin and Eddie starring and I got what I was hoping to get, A GOOD SIMPLE COMEDY!!
May 24, 2013
I feel like this movie is a hidden gem, and should be preserved so, murphy and martin both on cracking form without one overshadowing the other, which i attribute to oz's subtle and effective direction, plus martins screenplay is airtight, with enough plot, parody and puchlines to please. a thank you
April 24, 2013
little bit funny but dumb movie
April 9, 2013
I gave it an extra half star because I love Steve Martin.
April 9, 2013
The last great work of either Martin or Murphy, hilarious throughout!
July 6, 2007
Wow. I'd forgotten Frank Oz directed this turkey. How do you take two comedic geniuses and make something so unfunny?
March 20, 2013
Sometimes Bowfinger relies on the dull Hollywood zeitgeist satire that seems to both serve and make fun out of the brainless studios. Eddie Murphy is great in this and has a good comedic chemistry with Steve Martin.