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America's Sweethearts
For an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki, being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie make it through one last public appearance masterminded by legendary press agent Lee Phillips, forever devoted Kiki finds that her job is about to get even harder. At first it seems her challenge is to keep the peace between Gwen and Eddie and their public image intact, but soon Kiki is faced with a more personal concern as her longtime friendship with Eddie begins to take… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film isn't just banal, it's aggressively, arrogantly banal."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Both harmlessly cynical and deeply fatuous."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"So-so sitcom-like story of estranged movie stars."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Could have been more with such a great cast, but still manages to entertain."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Inevitably there are some funny moments, and of course this is an endlessly watchable cast. But the movie is just too over-the-top."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"The kind of flick that gives fluff a good name."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"America's Sweethearts is a balloon, all right -- a lead one."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
" egregiously bland piece of work that ultimately makes certain sitcoms look deep by comparison."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It gets a little funnier toward the end, making up for the draggy first half . . . However, the shelf-life of this Sweetheart should be short indeed."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"When it peeks behind the scenes, the movie can be very, very funny."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"The premise falters along with much of the shtick."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A boring, brain-dead flop."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Lacking originality or true wit, this mildly amusing but utterly banal comedy again demonstrates that Joe Roth is not much of a director and that Billy Crystal can do only one thing as an actor--be Billy Crystal."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A loose-limbed, occasionally funny movie of many madly spinning teacups sunk by uninvested-in characters and niggling, wrongheaded details."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"A timely comedy that pokes fun at all things Hollywood."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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