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America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2001 (USA)
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A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

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Joe Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Alan Arkin ... Wellness Guide
Seth Green ... Danny Wax
Scot Zeller ... Davis
Larry King ... Himself
Steve Pink ... Limo Driver
Rainn Wilson ... Dave O'Hanlon
Eric Balfour ... Security Guard
Marty Belafsky ... Security Guard
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Storyline

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found its only print kidnapped by the director. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Being America's Sweethearts isn't always easy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pareja del año See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,181,877, 22 July 2001

Gross USA:

$93,607,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,307,673
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Silverstone were considered for the role of Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison. See more »

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When Kiki is having breakfast with Eddie, the butter on her toast, and the size of the slice, make dramatic changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: America first fell in love with Eddie Thomas and Gwen Harrison in the box office smash "Autumn With Greg And Peg". They had the most celebrated marriage in Hollywood. Who could forget how they hit one out of the park in "Requiem for an Outfielder"?
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Alternate Versions

Several deleted scenes are included on the R1 DVD release, including an additional appearance by Alan Arkin's guru character and more footage of Hal. Also included is a scene that would have revealed that Eddie was cheating on Gwen, contradicting what is indicated in the final edit, and a scene showing Hector also cheating on Gwen. See more »

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Spoofs The Verdict (1982) See more »

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White Rabbit
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Billy Crystal saves this film
24 April 2009 | by kyle-cruseSee all my reviews

To be honest, I felt "America's Sweethearts" could have been a complete disaster. The acting is not real good overall, some of the characters (particularly Catherine Zeta-Jones') can be real annoying at times, and the plot was as predictable as they come. I could call just about every scene before it happened, and I was usually right. Nevertheless, the humor in the film (especially from Billy Crystal) saved the film from utter destruction. Even in a lesser film such as this one, Crystal can still make me laugh. For example, take one of my favorite quotes from this film ("Rule #1: Always take credit for what you've done" "Rule #2, before you take credit, make sure the person actually likes what you did.") That's about as funny as the film gets, which is really not too bad. The wisecracks here and there and Hollywood-related jokes make up for some of the poorly-done romance scenes in the film. We honest are not really able to care enough about the characters to make this a good romantic comedy. The ending doesn't leave the audience with a sense of joy like films such as "You've Got Mail" and "The Parent Trap" do. However, since I laughed a few times, I'll admit it wasn't too bad. As far as a Julia Roberts film goes, it's inferior to "My Best Friend's Wedding" but slightly better than "Runaway Bride." Not highly recommended, but it might make a good date film if you don't take it too seriously and set your expectations way low.

**1/2 out of ****


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