Bowfinger Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6696

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 101

Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1999

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Frank Oz

Actors: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Terence Stamp

Plot: Producer Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) has a script that's brimming with possibilities, and dreams of making his first big hit. The catch? To get money to produce the film, it must feature Hollywood's leading box-office star Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy). Of course, Kit would never be in such a film, so Bobby and his cast of misfits, including Kit's brother (Murphy in a dual role), trick Kit into unknowingly starring in the film.

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3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/27/2019

In "Bowfinger"," we see fine performances from its talented leads in a memorably funny comedy.

Rating of
3.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/13/2018

An infectiously funny satire of modern movie-making seen through the film crew of a low budget movie. The best gag? The star (Eddie Murphy) doesn't even know he's in the movie!

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/17/2014

A group of wanna-be filmmakers and actors concocts a scheme to make a movie with a major star without having to pay him in this comedy. Bobby Bow finger (Steve Martin) has struggled for years to make it in Hollywood with no real success; he's convinced that he has to make his big break soon or it will be too late. This movie was a bit like that movie ED wood if the movie that the main character was making was good, This movie has it's funny moments with Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/25/2012

Back when the screenplay was funnier than its artists, having Martin and Murphy was a bonus. Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) plans of directing a film using his savings of $2,184. He hires Mexicans for free and a gorgeous newcomer Daisy (Heather Graham). Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) rejects Bobby's script but ends up on the film together with a look alike. Eddie Murphy clearly overshadows the comedic sequences especially the "highway" and "parking lot" scenes. Script was great with lines: "Keep it together, keep it together, keep it together." from Kit and "Let's try it one more time, uh, Slater, this time *without* the erection." from Bowfinger. Only reservations this critic had were the somewhat dull conclusion and better soundtrack. The film emphasizes how Hollywood can be a hit …

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