Complete list. :-(
The con is on.
On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio gofer, he sets out to shoot a blockbuster featuring the biggest star in Hollywood, Kit Ramsey -- only without letting Ramsey know he's in the picture.
I haven't seen this movie in ages and I am so glad I checked it out again. I was in hysterics on multiple occasions and it just made me laugh so much.
As Roger Ebert said, this is a comedy where everything works. And it does. Nothing is too silly, nothing is horribly contrived and there's no large plot hole left unanswered. It's an incredibly well made film and has the humour to match it.
Steve Martin is fantastic, as is Eddie Murphy who is side splittingly funny as both Kit Ramsay and his brother Jiff as is all the supporting cast, and of course Robert Downey JR in a kick-ass Buick and Terence motherfuckin' Stamp.
The jokes are hilarious,…
A clever, silly and sometimes biting take on the fringes of Hollywood and everyone around it that is only doing what they are doing 'until'. An outstanding cast hits more right notes than wrong, anchored by Eddie Murphy in a brilliant comedy performance that is sadly looking like his last hurrah. A few lulls are sustained by clever dialogue and a sudden plot twist that takes place at one of the more entertaining group lunches since Reservoir Dogs. It would be nice to see Martin and Murphy work together again but that ship may have sailed. Christine Baranski should win an award for facial expressions.
Never has the story of a man's slow decent into madness been so funny. This film isn't really that good to be honest. It's stupid, it's silly, it's completely over the top. But I love it.
Forget shit like Nutty Professor, Norbit and Jack and Jill, if you want to see an actor play two separate roles in an amusing film watch Eddie Murphy in this. The first character is his highly strung movie star Kit Ramsay. A great creation that probably points a few fingers at Murphy's past as well as his other famous friends in Hollywood and brilliantly played for laughs.
The idea of filming a movie with someone without them knowing that they're the main star (essentially…
Definitely a ridiculous, unique, and entertaining satire of Hollywood. The comedic elements actually hold up plus Martin and Murphy deliver the performances you expect and hope for from them.
A little clever movie about cleverly filming a movie... directed by Yoda and written by The Jerk, comes a pleasant and sometimes surprisingly accurate look at guerrilla filmmaking at it's funniest. Martin and Murphy kills it in their prime.
Recommended if you need a little inspiration to get up and shoot a movie...
(... I also thought that it was funny to see Heather Graham have a topless scene in the movie within the movie without actually showing her be topless in the movie... because when is Heather Graham not topless in a movie...lol jk)
Steve Martin is a very skilled writer. This is an absolutely brilliantly written film with a character arc for everyone, a believable one, personalities for each small character in the film, some even to a hilarious and silly extent.
Bowfinger shows that if you want to make a film, no matter how damn silly it might be, and fuck, Chubby Rain is a silly ass movie, go do it and follow your dream. This may have been Ed Wood's dream film.
The ending is one of the best things ever. It's hilarious and I just can't help but smile. The cast is brilliant, Murphy at top form, don't you miss that too?, Martin is hilarious, Terence Stamp is epic as usual, just everyone is hilarious.
As an aspiring filmmaker, Bowfinger is one of my favourite films. It really is comedic genius.
It's only acceptable to go "full retard" in comedy.
As much as I love vulgar comedies (to a certain point), there is such a thing as overload. Many of today's comedic directors don't know about a little word called 'moderation'. We keep seeing the same needlessly vulgar, drawn-out, tired line-o-rama shtick played out ad nauseam (i.e. "Tammy", "The Boss", "The Bronze", "Sisters", "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates", "Vacation", "Hot Tub Time Machine 2", "Hot Pursuit", "Unfinished Business", "The Do-Over"... need I continue?). It does work a few times, but most of the time they mistake shock and gross-out value for comedy. All those directors need to look back and take notes from this film.
"Bowfinger" is a comedy that's funny because it genuinely wants to make us laugh.…
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If only Bowfinger was half as good as the performances in Bowfinger.
Diet Ed Wood pushed over the edge by all the Scientology mumbo-jumbo. Do the Steve Martin.
Although the comedy doesn't rise to any great heights at least the premise has originality. Christine Baranski shows up best along with the under used Terence Stamp.
Eddie Murphy is actually funny? I thought his humor just didn't translate from the 80s... Plus, he plays the two best characters in the movie? This is so great.
I couldn't believe it was true.
Plus, I loved the script. Interesting and funny. Really surprised me.
Sidenote: "That's what I need, I need to play a retarded slave, then I'll get the Oscar."
An enjoyable flick. Not groundbreaking, but I laughed really hard and good times were had by all.
Cute and funny. I like Eddie.
Overweight, loveless, wood paneling, empty parking lots, basements, loners, madness, sadness, isolation, depression, fantasy, eccentric, filth, sleaze...
Charlie Kaufman, Todd…
I like this podcast, and they post a list of every movie mentioned on their episodes, so... here we go!…