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Movie Review: Bowfinger

Rating: It's a Keeper!

I have cajoled, lent, and blackmailed many people into watching Bowfinger over the years and I have learned that this is one of those love it or hate it kind of movies.

I am definitely in the love it camp. I have never figured out why the people it the hate it camp react so negatively but to me this movie is sheer genius. The story is about Bowfinger (Steve Martin) who is a wannabe movie maker who tries to make an action movie. But there is only one problem. His big name star won't do the movie. So he does it without him knowing.

Eddie Murphy plays Kit Ramsey, the biggest black star in the world. He also plays his brother. Of course Eddie plays multiple characters in many movies, but in this one he does it without make-up and he does it very well.

Heather Graham, in all her Heather Grahamy goodness, is great as a fresh off the bus actress who gives herself a whole week to succeed in Hollywood. She works her way through the entire movie company to gain screen time.

I love movies like this where the more I see it the more littl efunny details I see. That is one of the things that makes a movie worht owning. Also if it was one that didn't do great at the box office you can suprise your guest with it.

Now I might have put you off by saying this is a love it or hate it movie. But believe me if you are in the love it side you will be glad you saw it. If you hate it I can only say don't be a hater.

Murphy and Martin at the top of their game. Give it a try and see for yourself.

This movie is #10 on my All-Time Best Comedy list.

Rating: It's a Keeper!

I have cajoled, lent, and blackmailed many people into watching Bowfinger over the years and I have learned that this is one of those love it or hate it kind of movies.

I am definitely in the love it camp. I have never figured out why the people it the hate it camp react so negatively but to me this movie is sheer genius. The story is about Bowfinger (Steve Martin) who is a wannabe movie maker who tries to make an action movie. But there is only one problem. His big name star won't do the movie. So he does it without him knowing.

Eddie Murphy plays Kit Ramsey, the biggest black star in the world. He also plays his brother. Of course Eddie plays multiple characters in many movies, but in this one he does it without make-up and he does it very well.

Heather Graham, in all her Heather Grahamy goodness, is great as a fresh off the bus actress who gives herself a whole week to succeed in Hollywood. She works her way through the entire movie company to gain screen time.

I love movies like this where the more I see it the more littl efunny details I see. That is one of the things that makes a movie worht owning. Also if it was one that didn't do great at the box office you can suprise your guest with it.

Now I might have put you off by saying this is a love it or hate it movie. But believe me if you are in the love it side you will be glad you saw it. If you hate it I can only say don't be a hater.

Murphy and Martin at the top of their game. Give it a try and see for yourself.

This movie is #10 on my All-Time Best Comedy list.