Best Friends (Warner Bros., 1982) The Lonely Lady (Universal, 1983) The Muse (October Films, 1999) Look to the eighties for two very mediocre films about writers, Best Friends, starring Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds as married screenwriters, and The Lonely Lady, which stars Pia Zadora as a struggling screenwriter. Both of these films expose the usual ups and downs of the screenwriting life, making it seem very ordinary, actually. And finally, the last entry of writers' movies of the twentieth century is Albert Brooks's The Muse, which is mostly a culmination of every Hollywood cliché seen in every other movie about Hollywood writers. Nothing new here, and certainly nothing that illuminates or helps one to understand the profession.
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