America's Sweethearts

AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTSย (15)
D: Joe Roth
Columbia (Billy Crystal, Susan Arnold & Donna Arkoff Roth)
USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 2001
102 mins

Comedy

W: Billy Crystal & Peter Tolan
DP: Phedon Papamichael
Ed: Stephen A. Rotter
Mus: James Newton Howard
Cos: Ellen Mirojnick & Jeffrey Kurland

Julia Roberts (Kiki Harrison), Billy Crystal (Lee Phillips), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Gwen Harrison), John Cusack (Eddie Thomas), Hank Azaria (Hector), Stanley Tucci (Dave Kingman), Christopher Walken (Hal Weidmann)

As a PR stunt, two feuding film stars fake a relationship in order to promote their latest movie.
What starts as a promising satire of Hollywood and it's celebrity culture ends up being quite narcissistic, self-referential and takes itself way too seriously. ย The enjoyment factor depends heavily on how much you care about celebrities and their personal business.
Considering the talent involved in this movie, it was a hugely missed opportunity which ended up being an exercise in materialism and superficiality (It's almost too obvious that studio involvement ruined this).
5/10

Julia Roberts & Catherine Zeta-Jones in America's Sweethearts
Julia Roberts & Catherine Zeta-Jones in America's Sweethearts
Did You Know:
Robert Downey, Jr. was the original choice for John Cusack's character and Julia Roberts turned down the lead role for the supporting one.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 1 nomination (Worst Original Score)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

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Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

none