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Awesome: 2.78%
Worth A Look: 2.78%
Pretty Bad: 27.78%
Total Crap: 30.56%

2 reviews, 24 user ratings

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by K-Dog

"Just a harmless rom-com-drama"
3 stars

Heres something that I didn't expect....

A film in which Eddie Murphy totally acts subtly! And he is very good at it. No laughs, just smirks.

Well this film is basically a love story , a story of a man on his own pilgrimige (Eddie Murphy), and a criticism of the TV networks.
It would take too long to tell the story so I won't, but suffice to say here again the plot is rehashed and familiar (You know if the hero makes a mistake and appears cruel, all will be resolved)

Jeff Goldblum is the other main lead (as a tv exec.) He is very good but still playing himself, he's likable enough. But Eddie murphy overshadows him as the harmless holy man.

This film is not demanding, and it is just a harmless rom-com-drama, which should be seen on video instead of cinema.

So it's harmless enough, just not outstanding.

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originally posted: 09/01/98 23:08:37
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User Comments

8/30/09 the dork knight Cheerful movie, but no real message or funny jokes. 3 stars
10/28/08 Mack A fun movie with alot of heart, Goldblum and Murphy shine in particular. 3 stars
6/28/08 John Millheim Very, very, very boring, I fell asleep 1 stars
11/26/07 Tony S This movie has a wonderful moral theme, I loved it. Made me feel real good about myself. 5 stars
12/01/05 hibbyX Oh, Eddie, Eddie, Eddie...what happened to you? 1 stars
8/25/05 ES if eddie murphy is in this and he doesn't do anything, is it worth seeing? 2 stars
6/07/05 Anthony G movie sucks? 1 stars
4/29/04 X An unholy mess 1 stars
1/15/02 Andrew Carden Eddie Murphy Is The Only Reason To See This. 3 stars
10/16/01 Mr. Hat After a few times, it sort of sucks, but Eddie and Jeff are cool. 3 stars
8/08/01 TLsmooth You are a we-todd-it if you even remotely enjoyed this shithole. 1 stars
6/12/00 Dimlight Holy crap Batman 2 stars
4/07/00 SID I don't know what to think. It wasn't really funny, but it was entertaining, I guess. 3 stars
2/21/00 arnold horrible 1 stars
3/13/99 Ah Dooey Zzzzzzzap! Holy shit! 3 stars
12/13/98 Carl A great family film with a great message: swallow your pride and do what is right! 4 stars
12/05/98 frank the watchman very nice flick 3 stars
12/03/98 chi-fan Just shoot me now. This movie was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... 1 stars
11/23/98 Michelle Manning I can't believe I stayed in the theater !! 1 stars
10/19/98 Dark Horizons Not really a good choice for a come back film. 2 stars
10/18/98 Kwyjibo Oh. My. God. 1 stars
10/17/98 Mr Showbiz What in Godís name was Eddie Murphy thinking? 2 stars
10/13/98 grunter JUST AVERAGE is JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH - Murphy's a has-been. 1 stars
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  09-Oct-1998 (PG)


  05-Nov-1998 (PG)

Directed by
  Stephen Herek

Written by
  Tim Schulman

  Eddie Murphy
  Jeff Goldblum
  Robert Loggia
  Kelly Preston
  John Cryer
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