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Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) (1990)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

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Tune in Tomorrow is based on Mario Vargas Llosa's novel, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. In New Orleans, circa 1951, a news writer for a local radio station, Martin Loader (Keanu Reeves), meets and falls in love with his aunt Julia (Barbara Hershey), a divorced woman who is looking for a new husband. Meanwhile, new-in-town eccentric radio-soap-opera writer, Pedro Carmichael (Peter Falk) has been hired to help boost the station's bad ratings. Pedro begins manipulating Martin and Julia's affair

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Jan 7, 2003

20th Century Fox

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The film begins in a giddy, enjoyable tribute to its own ingenuity, which by its ending has worn thin.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A tri-layered tale of love, creative impulses and dial-spinning, it comes and it goes, evocative and a little bit magical, flawed but forgivably so.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Sometimes we laugh easily, sometimes uncertainly, and sometimes we just look at the screen and wonder why anyone thought that was funny.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie spends too much time with the Aunt and not enough with the Scriptwriter.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Can't avoid but tuning out of this one!

September 26, 2002
Zap2it.com

Amusing and clever

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This could easily be a made-for-TV movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)

I used to be a shameful drooling Keanu Reeves fan, I can't believe I've never heard of this one!

July 31st, MMXII: Aaaand there's a good reason for that. This movie tries too damn hard and just doesn't have what it takes. It's not funny. At best it's droll, but you can pick out the spots where you're supposed to laugh and just don't. I can think of only one gag that I found amusing. I spent most of the running time of this movie looking at my watch. Every character that was supposed to be endearing was wooden at best and irritating at worst. Peter Falk was the worst offender. I watched this movie all the way to the end before I realized that I had sat through this piece of crap once before. I just wish I had learned the first time.
July 31, 2012
MidnightMadwoman

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Strange little comedy with Reeves falling, understandly, for aunt Hershey, only to find that manic, Albanian-hating, scriptwriter Falk is using their romance in his soap-operas.
December 3, 2006
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