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America's Sweethearts Reviews

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May 25, 2017
A lame attempt of satire. I didn't find it funny at all. It's a low point for all of the actors involved. (First viewing - Summer 2001 in theaters)
April 20, 2017
Despite the negative reviews posted here, my wife and I thought the America's Sweethearts was quite funny and very enjoyable. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.
April 3, 2017
Pleasant. Don't ask for much more. John Cusak was wonderful. Billy Crystal,, Julia Roberts good too. Nothing major, but who cares?
February 1, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 19, 2017
One of my favorite movies for years. Great movie that pokes fun at the hyped up movie star stereo type. Granted this movie may not be for everyone- the humor is satirical and it's not the ideal love story, but the acting is great and the cast really brings the story to life.
January 8, 2017
2017-01-08 good schmo
½ November 17, 2016
Such an annoying movie and somehow this movie felt so wrong.
October 26, 2016
A cute movie. Not a fan of it. Stupid at times.
½ August 28, 2016
Cute, whacky, funny. Billy Crystal and Stanley Tucci steal every scene they are in; they make the movie fun.
June 12, 2016
all i am going to say is Jones and Roberts made for the better couple in this movie.
½ August 28, 2015
I think the cast should did some tequila shots before shooting, they would be more alive than this
August 4, 2015
I've never been a fan of Christopher Walken; but Billy Crystal is a genius. The stars of this film are not John Cusack or Catherine Zeta-Jones, but everyone around them. Billy Crystal spends the film monologuing and skewering the film and celebrity industry. This is early Seth Green, before he really cut loose. Hank Azaria creates another memorable character as The Spaniard. Stanley Tucci is hilarious. So is Alan Arkin. Julia Roberts is endearing as sister Kiki. This is a neurotically wacky comedy.
June 6, 2015
Decent satire and interesting cast choice.
½ February 21, 2015
Two superstars Eddie (Jon Cusack) and Gwen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) were America's Sweethearts. They made movies together, and were married, but now they are split up, and each of them are a mess career wise. The new movie has them in it together, but in order to try to make a box office hit, Billy Crystal is forced to try and get them back together and make movie magic. This movie is trying to be a satire on Hollywood, and how actors and actresses are, but this movie was terrible. A romance starts with Julia Roberts as well for no reason, and this was just a satire on itself and Hollywood garbage.
September 30, 2014
El director Joe Roth ("Revenge Of The Nerds II", "The Animal") dirige este "chick-flick" ambientado en Hollywood, en el que una pareja famosa conformada por una actriz superficial y un actor neurótico (Catherine Zeta Jones y John Cusack) presentan múltiples reticencias para promocionar su ultima película, que a su vez no quiere ser entregada por su director (un excéntrico Christopher Walken). Billy Crystal interpreta al ejecutivo de Hollywood encargado de la promoción de la cinta y Julia Roberts a la hermana de la actriz que en secreto está enamorada del ex-esposo de su hermana (¡Yuk!). "America's Sweethearts" decide dejar de lado los teje-manejes de Hollywood para caer en la ridiculez y patetismo de la comedia romántica tradicional con muchos chistes irregulares y que desperdicia a sus actores.
August 2, 2014
Rien de nouveau, d'extraordinaire, de drôle, de triste,... Bref, nada. Rien ressenti avec ce film. Il ne se passe rien de bien excitant.
June 17, 2014
forgetable one of cusack's worst
May 1, 2014
Directed by Joe Roth (Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987) and Christmas with the Kranks (2004)), and written and produced by Billy Crystal, who had also wanted to direct it, but had trouble raising the money. When he took it to Roth, then head of Revolution Studios, Roth loved it so much, he wanted to direct it, Crystal agreed. It's a good comedy, sending up Hollywood publicity. Celebrity Hollywood couple Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack) are known as 'America's Sweethearts', and they've made a number of films together. However, after the production of their latest film, they had a highly publicised split, and the film's eccentric director Hal Weidmann (Christopher Walken), won't show a finished cut. Publicist Lee Phillips (Crystal) sets up a press junket at a remote hotel in Nevada in an attempt to get the couple back together to help the film's success. Gwen brings along her sister and personal assistant, Kiki (Julia Roberts), and new lover Hector (Hank Azaria), which fuel's Eddie's rage. It's a funny Hollywood satire, and there seems to be all too few of them these days, but this is a fluffy, lightweight comedy rather than dealing heavily with the wheeling-dealing of Hollywood. Crystal, unsurprisingly gets all the best lines in the film, but they are very funny one-liners.
February 28, 2014
Some promise of witty satire but quickly goes from that to your average rom com with not very many likable characters
½ February 15, 2014
Whilst it's a fun movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, it's totally unrealistic with a daft storyline. The film is about two former lovers, Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack) who were once known as America's Sweethearts. However Gwen and Eddie's marriage ended when Gwen cheated on Eddie and left him for Spaniard, Hector (Hank Azaria). This lead Eddie to have a nervous breakdown. A year later publicist Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) has to reunite the two for a press junket to promote their new film, directed by quirky director Hal Weidmann (Christopher Walken). Gwen is accompanied by her humble sister Kiki (Julia Roberts) who is treated like a servant by self-centred Gwen.

Some parts of the film are actually really funny, especially when Hector calls Eddie, "pussy boy" and Lee's unfortunate enounters with a doberman. However the film is really unrealistic and follows the formula of a typical Hollywood rom-com which makes it loose points. Whilst the acting is decent; Catherine Z-J is very good at portraying the typical manipulative diva celebrity and Julia Roberts and John Cusack give sympathetic performances, although I swear Julia Roberts just does the same kind of films all the time. The storyline was a bit stupid and doesn't really portray the real world of celebrity. Apart from a few funny moments this film is too silly to be taken seriously. Whilst it's a fun watch, its like every other late 90s, early 00s rom-com.

Grade: C-
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