August 3, 2001

America's Sweethearts

americasWith the talent involved, it should have been much funnier. I don't really buy John Cusack as the star, and Julia Roberts as a personal assistant? Usually the star (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is so gorgeous and other-worldly, that their assistants look like trolls by comparison. Julia Roberts is not my favorite movie star, but she's no troll! Perhaps Hollywood stars have been satirized in movies far to often to offer any freshness in 2001? I found the Hollywood self-parodies in For Your Consideration lacking the same freshness. (Loews Boston Common)