Just Write (1997) - Comedy, Romance

Hohum Score

21

Watchable

A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Andrew Gallerani
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jeremy Piven
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 5 out of 29 found boring (17.24%)

One-line Reviews (12)

The director has taken a plot which looks boring and trite and turned it into a unexpectedly good movie.

It's unrealistic how traffic-free the streets are, but the director of photography captured the sets with breathtaking lighting.

It was such an enjoyable film due to the great chemistry between the two leads.

Williams delivers some great lines as Fenn's forever-on-the-phone agent, and Rocco, as Piven's lame father, provides an entertaining obstacle for his son to nudge aside so he can shoot for the moon.

Yes, it lags and yes it's silly and predictable.

Also, it is rather formulaic particularly in the middle of the film ...

Just Write is a fresh, charming treatment of an old storyline, made enjoyable by memorable characters.

There are lots of subplots, the father trying to get him a girl, Fenn and her obnoxious boyfriend breaking up, her dislike for those who don't tell the truth, the conclusion is fairly predictable with Piven's re-write being successful and his father driving the bus, announcing that "to your right is the home of Oscar-winning screenwriter and beautiful star...

As unoriginal as the plot seems and as poor as this film did in the box office, I found it to be both enjoyable and engrossing.

The simple manner this fairy tale was told gave the movie credibility and worth watching to the end as long as a love comedy is expected.

IS stunning.

Sherilyn Fenn, all curvy and wholesome under her Marilyn Monroe makeup is just bland.