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This just in: Hollywood is shallow and fake, Julia Roberts is pretty, and entertainment reporters are freeloading numbskulls. These are the themes covered in this disappointing romantic comedy in which America's favorite on- and off-screen couple Eddie (Cusack) and Gwen (Zeta-Jones) pretend to reconcile during a disaster-filled press junket cooked up by desparate publicist Lee (Crystal). Complicating matters are the developing relationship between Gwen's sister and assistant Kiki (Roberts) and Eddie. Roth hasn't directed a film in over 10 years, and it shows here. But beneath the rust, there are some funny moments, mostly including Walken as the crazy director who has taken his own film hostage.

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Available on Running time 103 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Marriage, Brothers & Sisters, Grand Hotel, Behind the Scenes, Front Page, Publicists, Sibling Rivalry
Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan
Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Hank Azaria, Christopher Walken, Seth Green, Stanley Tucci
Phedon Papamichael
Joe Roth
James Newton Howard
Larry King, Robert Eber, Kathy Nelson, Stephen A. Rotter, Denise L. Dugally, Ellen Mirojnick, Jeffrey Kurland, Gareth Stover
Billy Crystal, Susan Arnold, Donna Roth, Revolution Studios, Face, Columbia Pictures

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America's Sweethearts
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This is a romantic comedy. A married movie star couple still has to go out and promote the movie they made together while they were in love, even though they now hate each other. To keep the junket from falling apart when the print of their film doesn't show up, the film's publicist tries to divert attention by concocting the story of the couple's reunion, that everything's still okay between them, when in fact, the actor is actually in love with his wife's formerly fat assistant, and the actress has found a new man named Hector.