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Bowfinger

When Bobby Bowfinger's (Steve Martin) accountant hands him a sci-fi script about aliens, this struggling filmmaker is certain his spaceship has come in and his lifelong dream to make a movie can be a reality. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 13 Aug 1999
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The emotionally charged ending has Bowfinger and his crew watching their film and looking pleased and proud with their efforts. Does the fact that they achieved their goal justify the unethical means they used in the process? Could Bowfinger have made his movie through any other means?

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