America's Sweethearts

2001

Action / Comedy / Romance

41
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 50661

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Cast

Emma Roberts as Girl in Purple T-shirt
Julia Roberts as Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison
Stanley Tucci as Dave Kingman
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Gwen Harrison
720p.BLU
650.11 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 42 min
P/S 1 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 9 / 10

The best backstage Hollywood movie

Films that depict what Hollywood is really like are incredibly popular with audiences because everyone longs to know how movie stars behave when the camera isn't on them. America's Sweethearts is one of the most hilarious, realistic, and all-around best movies in that genre.

Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a character everyone secretly believes she is, but hopes she isn't: a beautiful, self-centered actress who isn't nearly as sweet as her public image. She plays the role so well, it'll be hard to see her as anyone else after you've seen the movie-she's continued to play the "bad girl" in every movie since. But, she's beautiful and has a tremendous presence, so even when you're hating her, you still love her.

Catherine's unstable actor ex-husband is played by John Cusack, and he's so hilarious, you'll find yourself imitating his outbursts the next time you feel like losing it. Catherine's sister and assistant is Julia Roberts, and while Richard Dean's makeup transforms her very believably during a touching flashback, her role is the least likable in the movie. Her character is a little frustrated since she's taken a backseat to her prettier sister her whole life, and she isn't always good at her job. I've been an assistant, and you can't usually get away with having attitude or a chip on your shoulder. Still, she'll probably only start to get on your nerves after you've seen it fifty times-which I have-so if you stick to forty-nine viewings, you should be fine.

Billy Crystal is a film publicist who's given the very difficult task of promoting the last movie "America's Sweethearts" made before their breakup. Obviously, in Hollywood, everything's about making money, so he has to make the press and public think that Catherine and John are getting along in order to generate positive buzz-his job, aka the main plot of the film, is fraught with hilarious obstacles. With a supporting cast of Stanley Tucci, Hank Azaria, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green, Rainn Wilson, and Larry King, the film will give you much more than a laugh a minute. Since the script was co-written by Peter Tolan and Billy Crystal, you can't help but wonder how much of the character quirks were inspired by real people. It's clever, funny, surprising, and captivating, with something to love-and phrases to quote-for everyone.

Reviewed by studioAT 1 / 10

Dull film all round.

Oh dear. The frustration of this film is that it should've been so much better than it is.

I mean, look at the cast. It's got talent in it from top to bottom, but they can't shake the fact that the plot is thin, and it doesn't all come together to be anything other than a bog standard romantic comedy.

I liked John Cusack's performance, but apart from that this didn't do a lot of me.

Reviewed by Davis P 7 / 10

Fairly entertaining comedy

America's Sweethearts (2001) is a fairly entertaining comedy starring Catherine Zeta Jones, John Cusack, Julia Roberts, Hank Azaria, and Billy Crystal. First off I'll begin with the casting choices and how they executed their roles. I really liked the cast and how each of them portrayed their roles. Catherine Zeta Jones played the bratty, pampered, annoying actress wife of John Cusack, and she plays that role very well in my opinion. John Cusack is the actor husband of Jones. They starred in practically all their movies together and are considered "America's Sweethearts". They have been separated for about a year and neither of them are doing very well. Jones's films have been bombing at the box office due to them not including Cusack. And Cusack has been up in a rehab therapy place in the mountains. Billy Crystal is a movie publicist who needs to get them back together in order for their next movie to do well because the studio needs it to. And Julia Roberts plays Kiki, Jones's sister and personal assistant. I loved Julia in this role! She plays it so well, her character doesn't have much of a life because she's constantly dealing with her self absorbed childish sister. The plot is executed in a pretty good fashion, it's not excellent, but it's not bad, it's PRETTY good, which is why I gave this movie a 7/10. The comedy worked about 50% of the time. Hank Azaria was bad in this film, I really really didn't like him or his character, he was sooo annoying and just dumb. P***y boy? Really? That's the best you've got for his character? Really the best part of this comedy is Roberts and Cusack and seeing them interact and their relationship blossom. And seeing Jones in this selfish character was amusing, she was a big part of the comedic aspect. Overall I suggest it as a fairly amusing popcorn movie. 7/10 for America's Sweethearts.

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