America's Sweethearts (2001)



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

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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 Kiki is faced with a more personal concern as her longtime friendship with Eddie begins to take a romantic turn.
PG-13 (for language, some crude and sexual humor)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Julia Roberts
as Kiki Harrison
Billy Crystal
as Lee Phillips
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Gwen Harrison
John Cusack
as Eddie Thomas
Hank Azaria
as Hector
Stanley Tucci
as Dave Kingman
Christopher Walken
as Hal Weidmann
Alan Arkin
as Wellness Guide
Seth Green
as Danny Wax
Scot Zeller
as Davis
Larry King
as Himself
Steve Pink
as Limo Driver
Rainn Wilson
as Dave O'Hanlon
Eric Balfour
as Security Guard
Marty Belafsky
as Security Guard
Charley Steiner
as Nevada Anchorman
Shaun Robinson
as Nevada Anchorman
Jeff Michael
as Network Anchor
Siblia Vargas
as Reporter
Sibila Vargas
as Reporter
Jane Yamamoto
as Reporter On Patio
Byron Allen
as Himself
Wendy Schenker
as Maura Klein
Jim Ferguson
as Mort Josephson
Lisa Joyner
as Laura Messinger
Susan Katz
as Interviewer
Maree Cheatham
as Matronly Interviewer
Alexander Enberg
as Larry King Producer
Alex Enberg
as Larry King Producer
Sarah Loew
as Larry King Producer
Sherry Jennings
as Bar Hostess
Julie Sorrels
as Mother
Austin L. Sorrels
as Little Boy
Julie Wagner
as Caller No. 1
Leilani Muenter
as Caller No. 2
Misti See
as Misti
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Critic Reviews for America's Sweethearts

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (40)

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

Both harmlessly cynical and deeply fatuous.

August 6, 2001
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

America's Sweethearts is a balloon, all right -- a lead one.

August 2, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A boring, brain-dead flop.

Full Review… | July 27, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

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
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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