Picture from Bowfinger
Overall C

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related material and language

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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?