• The Muse (1999)

The Muse

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Screenwriter Steven Phillips (Albert Brooks) seemingly has it all, including an Academy Award for his latest script. But he's hit an artistic dry patch, so his writer friend Jack Warrick (Jeff Bridges) recommends the services of Sarah Little (Sharon Stone), a woman he swears is a veritable muse. Steven takes her on and is suddenly more inspired to create. Her services, however, come at a very steep price and Steven becomes suspicious about who Sarah really is and what she wants.

Cast: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges, Mark Feuerstein, Steven Wright, Bradley Whitford, Mario Opinato

Director: Albert Brooks

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: October Films

Keywords: Wife, House, Friend, Amusing, 1990s, Love, Los Angeles, Transformation, Marriage

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Brooks' least satisfying film in quite a while. show more

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The season's brightest piece of counterprogramming. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A real gem: a deadpan fantasy that turns into one of the best pictures ever about the post-"Star Wars" studio moviemaking era. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy