Mistress (1991)



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Movie Info

Hollywood once again turned the camera on itself in this story of two film-industry has-beens--a writer/director (Robert Wuhl) and a producer (Martin Landau). The duo are ready for another trip through the big-top after they find backing from three separate financiers: a film mogul (Robert DeNiro), a shady businessman (Danny Aiello) and an investor (Eli Wallach). The problem is, each of the three insists that his mistress play the female lead.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Primus, J.F. Lawton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 1999
Live Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Mistress

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Can't seem to decide if it's supposed to be a comedy about Hollywood small-timers trying to get an indie pic off the ground, or a somber drama in which greed and lust overwhelm art.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Top Critic

The gags are too obvious; the conflict between art and money is hackneyed; and the plot goes badly off the rails in the later reels.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"Mistress" abounds with sharp comic performances that never stray into caricature or sentimentality.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Seeing Mistress is like getting a bad table at the in Hollywood restaurant. You're eavesdropping on all the dull conversations.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Primus brings a scruffy intimacy to "Mistress," which distinguishes it still further from "The Player" with its palmy California setting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Although it's never worse than watchable, the story barely expands beyond its own boundaries. It starts off appealingly small -- the way the old Albert Brooks movies used to. But it stays small.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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