Bowfinger (1999)

I’m reluctant to describe this movie as “under rated.” If one ingredient of the elusive “star power” is what’s most commonly referred to as the “X factor,” it just makes sense that this movie is funny but not for any easily discernible reason. Each time I watch it seems lacking yet always see it through to the end. Likewise, I can’t stop waffling between whether or not it’s worth rewatching. Despite my disdain for meta, I love movies about movies. Perhaps that’s my (and many other people’s) complaint—it’s completely impossible to tell where the farce begins and ends. And considering it’s a star-studded big-budget movie about making a low budget movie that features stars that feels like a low budget movie… oh, who cares. When it works, it works. And this one does!

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