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Just Write (1997)




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This comedy blends a romance centered upon mistaken identity with a satiric, insider's look at the film industry. Harold (played by Jeremy Piven) lives in Hollywood and earns his living driving a tour bus that makes the rounds of the homes of the stars. One day, Harold sees his favorite actress, Amanda Clark (Sherilyn Fenn), in a restaurant and impulsively introduces himself. Amanda, who was discussing screenwriters with her agent only moments before, is for some reason convinced Harold is a writer -- and Harold is too pleased to be talking with Amanda to correct her, especially when she suggests they meet to discuss an upcoming project. However, when Harold is assigned to rewrite a script Amanda is considering, Harold has to find a way to make his illusion a reality.

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Sherilyn Fenn
as Amanda Clark
Jeremy Piven
as Harold McMurphy
JoBeth Williams
as Sydney Stone
Alex Rocco
as Harold's Father
Wallace Shawn
as Arthur Blake

Critic Reviews for Just Write

All Critics (6)

...this one has heart.

Full Review… | April 3, 2004

Just Write is enjoyably forgettable, with exceptionally charismatic actors and an appealing storyline.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
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A breezy romantic comedy about the meeting of two soul-mates.

Full Review… | March 3, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Just Write


passable romcom about a star-struck tram-driver in hollywood. the friend (sams) did a good job, alongside piven & fenn.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

I wanted to like this. The beginning seemed promising enough. But it just goes in the least original direction imaginable. Come on, it's bad enough when you're another film about being an aspiring actor/writer/director/etc. Do you have to be completely formulaic about it? The cast isn't bad though. Jeremy Piven does a passable job in a role that seems to have been written for his buddy John Cusack. Jeffrey D. Sams also does well in his supporting role. But the rest of the cast falls flat, and some decent dialogue isn't enough to save this film from its own total lack of imagination or risk.

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