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.
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.
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.