Bowfinger

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A smart comedy that I wish would have lasted a little longer is Bowfinger. Steve Martin is a washed-up film producer named Bobby Bowfinger, who will stop at nothing to make one final movie – about aliens. He approaches Hollywood’s hottest action star Kit Ramsey, played by Eddie Murphy, to take the lead role in the film. Kit emphatically declines the offer, so Bowfinger instructs the other actors to walk up to Kit and say their lines. They begin filming and Kit -who is already receiving counseling to control his paranoia regarding alien abduction – believes that the actors are aliens. Kit loses control and is hidden away by a bizarre religious cult called, Mind-head. Bowfinger then hires a fast food worker named Jeff, also played by Eddie Murphy who later admits to being Kit Ramsey’s brother, to play the scenes Kit is not available for. I was thinking, if Jeff is identical to Kit and would work for nothing, why didn’t Bowfinger hire him to do the entire movie? Ramsey is finally released from Mind-head and Bowfinger hunts him down to complete the last few scenes. This film has good acting, a great script, and an original plot. It has plenty of funny lines but some of the gags were so predictable even I could see them coming. It did begin slowly, but it soon picked up speed and I found myself enjoying the ride. I give this movie a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.