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America’s Sweethearts

Year: 2001
Production Co: Revolution
Studio: Columbia
Director: Joe Roth
Producer: Billy Crystal
Writer: Billy Crystal
Cast: John Cusack, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Stanley Tucci, Hank Azaria, Seth Green, Christopher Walken

When an estranged and bitter Hollywood darling couple have to be friends for the press showing of their last film together, things are furhter complicated by the her (Zeta-Jones) shrinking violet sister (Roberts) and assitant, who's in love with the leading man (Cusack).

There are a few laughs but otherwse it's a light hearted rom-com grounded in the 'throw good natured barbs at Hollywood' subgenre. It's interesting to see a little about how the Hollywood publicity machine works – although by no means take the finer points as gospel – if you can stomach the constant product placement.

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