Bowfinger

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Frank Oz

REVIEWED: 09-07-99

This would be a great comedy if it only had funny parts. Instead, it has Stars and Ideas, which are important, but don't quite make a film. Steve Martin is Bowfinger, a fourth-rate director who wants action hero Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) to be in his movie. Lacking the cash needed to hire Ramsey, Bowfinger comes up with a scheme worthy of Lucy Ricardo: he has actors run up to Ramsey in the street and say their lines while secretly filming the whole thing. A great idea, but poor execution, paper-thin characters and a lack of actual jokes make Bowfinger as limp as Bob Dole without his medication.

--James DiGiovanna

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