Poll

Buy, Rent or Skip Bowfinger ?

Buy
1 (100%)
Rent
0 (0%)
Skip
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 1

Author Topic: Bowfinger (1999)  (Read 28 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25844
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Bowfinger (1999)
« on: December 29, 2012, 03:09:12 pm »

I absolutely love, love, love Bowfinger! I saw this a couple of times in the theater and have since watched this probably around 20-25 times on dvd since picking up a copy when it first hit the streets. The movie is just so damn funny. You have to take the film with a grain of salt as it was written and shot entirely with tongue firmly in cheek while ridiculing everything about and associated with Hollywood in general. Nothing is safe here as Scientology (aka MindHead) and Tom Cruise are ripe for ridicule. Even Eddie Murphy as Kit doesn't escape the jabs. But at least he was able to have fun with self deprecating humor as he is basically playing a stylized version of himself as Kit.

There are scenes with Murphy as Kit that are incredibly funny, but it's Eddie Murphy playing Jiff that basically steals the movie. Other than the Shrek films, this is the last great live-action comedy that Murphy has been in and this came out in 1999. How sad is that? If this does end up being the best we will get from him comedy-wise, at least he went out a winner. Not to be outdone is Steve Martin as Bowfinger, the filmmaker that decides to make a movie with Hollywood's biggest star....without his knowledge. I'm a sucker for 'behind the scenes' movies about Tinseltown and Bowfinger is one of the best. Rounding out the cast is my girl Heather Graham. She is funny and awesome in this one, playing an Actress that basically sleeps her way to the top all in the effort to get more scenes in Chubby Rain.

FYI, the ending is still about the funniest thing ever when Jiff, Bowfinger and the rest of the gang make 'Fake Purse Ninjas'. The "fight" choreography still cracks me up to this day. I own this bad boy on dvd. So, you know I'm recommening this as a Buy for you peeps.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25844
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: Bowfinger (1999)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 03:09:47 pm »
Bowfinger DVD Screencaps

Coming soon...
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Neumatic

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4133
    • View Profile
Re: Bowfinger (1999)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 07:40:25 pm »
Thinking of Eddie Murphy, did you see that Hong Kong Phooey test that he did the voice for?

I haven't seen Bowfinger in a while, maybe I'll rewatch that tomorrow.  I like Jiff but Eddie Murphy's spoiled mansion rant the first time we see him kills me every time, the whole "I enjoyed meeting you Cliff" bit.  All his paranoid rants are inspired, and of course the whole movie is making his Keith character even more insane, which is awesome.

I wasn't really aware of Hollywood... the "bigger" Hollywood, I should say, when I first saw this so things like the Mindhead-Scientology thing sort of went over my head.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25844
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: Bowfinger (1999)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 07:42:02 pm »
I had such a good time watching Bowfinger today, I think I may hit it again in a couple of days or so.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Neumatic

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4133
    • View Profile
Re: Bowfinger (1999)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 07:49:41 pm »
It's totally rewatchable.

Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
Re: Bowfinger (1999)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 04:44:38 am »
I don't remember much... May have to check it out again.
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
53 Views
Last post September 05, 2011, 08:23:02 am
by Mac
1 Replies
284 Views
Last post January 28, 2012, 01:47:18 pm
by Chiprocks1
2 Replies
30 Views
Last post April 30, 2012, 04:37:34 am
by Mac
3 Replies
30 Views
Last post June 03, 2012, 06:30:01 am
by Chiprocks1
8 Replies
80 Views
Last post September 25, 2012, 06:14:17 pm
by Neumatic

Automatic Image Resize Code