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Bowfinger (Widescreen)


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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham
  • Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Mca (Universal)
  • Release Date: May 6 2003
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000035Z3C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,318 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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Format: DVD
Steve Martin are funny again. With Eddie Murphy too, this one is a real treat. Even the dog in the movie, is an exellent "method actor". The story of Bowfinger, a struggling director, which hope for sucsess is something which we can identified with. And Frank Oz commentary track on the DVD is a mini filmschool in itself. Weel worth the money. Should been a classic !!!.
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By J on June 14 2004
Format: DVD
Martin and Murphy are great in Bowfinger. Heather Graham holds her own. Martin plays Bowfinger as a desperately untalented but somewhat charismatic b movie director. Murphy plays two characters. The neurotic Kit and the hopelessly cheerful and naive Jiff. This movie is not the stuff of genius because it tries way too hard to be funny but it is fun and diverting. Several very funny scenes keep things zipping along. Considering Murphy's tremendous talent, its surprising how few really good non-children's comedies he's made. This is one of them.
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I made the assumption that anything with Eddie Murphy is worth watching. Lets just say this movie proved me Wrong! Don't rent/buy/glimpse or wince at this trash of a film.
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By Peter Tupper on Aug. 28 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This seemed like such a great premise, which solid talent attached, that I thought it would be a sure thing. It could have been a sharp satire/farce, like an update of "The Producers" for Hollywood, skewering the star system and raising some interesting theories about the _real_ power in Hollywood.
Instead it never quite gels. Even though he's the title character, and is played by the writer, Bobby Bowfinger is ambiguous: is he an underdog dreamer, or a cynical exploiter? Also, if he's never made a movie before, how can he have all these contacts and tricks worked out?
Eddie Murphy goes through another phase of his Jungian Shadow work, in a dual role as Kit Ramsey, the paranoid megastar they shoot the movie around, and the star's schlep brother they use as a body double. Even though Murphy gets second billing, I think he has more screen time than Martin.
It's actually the secondary characters who get the worst of it. Given a little more screen time, there could have been some memorable character bits from the Mexican migrant film crew, the leader of the MindHead organization, the studio exec who gives a green light to a nobody, and Bowfinger's stable of eccentric actors.
I have to wonder if this movie fell fictim to the same point it was trying to make: The big-name stars get the money, the fame and the girls, but in many ways they put the least amount of work into the finished product. It takes a willingness to step down and let the other actors in the spotlight for a scene or two.
That said, there are some inspired bits about Bowfinger's crew stalking Ramsey and microbudget filmmaking (remember, every movie costs $2000 cash). The "Fake Purse Ninjas" mini-movie is worth the price of admission itself (on a Tuesday night, at least.)
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Format: VHS Tape
Bowfinger is the perfect inspirational movie for any starving artist -- because it's all about lying, cheating, stealing, conning, blackmailing, and sleeping your way to the top.
Steve Martin stars as Bobby Bowfinger, a down-and-out filmmaker who's about to call it quits until he finds the perfect screenplay (it's a sci-fi film called Chubby Rain). Suddenly, the only thing standing between Bowfinger and a major Hollywood deal is signing Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) to star.
When Kit throws Bowfinger (and his script) out of his limo, Bowfinger decides that Kit's definitely going to be in the movie -- whether he knows it or not. Without being totally honest with his other cast and crewmembers about Kit's involvement, Bowfinger begins filming around an unknowing star, following him to restaurants, to his tailor, and to his home.
Thus Bowfinger begins creating his masterpiece with a cast of has-beens and hopefuls (including Heather Graham, who plays a wannabe actress who will do anything to be a star, and Eddie Murphy, who plays Kit's body double) and his crew of illegal aliens. Meanwhile, paranoid Kit is starting to think that there really are aliens after him...
Bowfinger has Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and...Eddie Murphy. What more can any laugh-seeker ask for? Martin's knack for screenwriting -- and a perfectly-hilarious cast -- make this movie a frequently-played part of my collection.
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Format: DVD
Just ridiculously funny, written & starring comic genius Steve Martin,... & also starring another comedic genius in Eddie Murphy!.. Seriously, if U like a little slapstick mixed with a bit of an outlandish plot, mixed with Eddie Murphy at his physical funniest, then this will be right up your alley!
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Format: DVD
Frank Oz makes another comedy triumph with BOWFINGER as Steve Martin plays Bobby K. Bowfinger, a director with a hot new script and not many actors to fill in. Eddie Murphy plays a duel role as Kit Ramsey, the hottest star since James Dean, and his nerdy brother Jiff, who when Kit refuses the script, gets the far-away shots instead.
Murphy with his exaggerated gestures, and stunning wit proves what a comic genius he is all throughout. Although no credit is given, one must wonder if he contributed to the script in any way. Christine Baranski is also great. MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: Sexy doll Heather Graham as Daisy.....YOU GO BABY!!!!! The scenes in which Murphy is chased and harassed by Martin's crew, unknowing that he is being filmed every step of the way are hilarious, and the acting is splendid.
BUY IT!!!!!
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