"There, there...there's the door" LMFAO. I loved how magical an idea it was the concept that all films basically cost 6.000 $ (6 grand!). That is adorable. That was somewhere between micro-budget and no-budget film. And it was so funny.
This Frank Oz comedy showcases Nineties Steve Martin at his rascal-y best, alongside Eddie Murphy as the action movie star version of Kanye West - and his nerdy twin brother(!). I won't suggest this is as smart or as subtle as the work Christopher Guest was producing around at the same time, and there are moments so politically incorrect you'll cringe, but Martin's script still feels as timely and hilarious as ever.
One of the funniest & most incisive Hollywood films about Hollywood. About a failing filmmaker trying to make a film with the world's biggest movie star without his consent, Bowfinger manages to rip on almost every aspect of filmmaking and showbiz. Bowfinger is a fine, sharp satire with a nice gentle touch to make all the brutal stings at Hollywood go down easy.
The last time i've laughed watching Eddie Murphy for the right reasons. He's pretty good and Steve Martin is very underrated for this performance. I just wished his screenplay and Frank Oz direction wouldn't be so poorly constructed in some places. This could have been just as good as something like Tropical Thunder.
I haven’t seen ‘Super 8’ but I’m convinced this is a better metafilm about meta film. Rollicking stuff, too. I don’t usually find Eddie Murphy funny in movies, but he really makes the film. He’s broad and nuanced all rolled together and really ties the room together.
Probably the most ambitious comedy Steve Martin has done in the past twenty years, which is pretty sad. For a funny, smart, talented guy, he didn't have the film career I thought he deserved. This was one of those let's put on a show stories, and after 90 minutes of rushing around, everyone sits down to watch the story they made...and it looks like crap. It makes you wonder why the characters bothered.