The Crew's Here. The
Camera's Are Rolling. And the Directors Got a Problem!
America's Sweethearts has four assets:
1. Julia Roberts can do fluffy romantic comedy in her sleep. She
navigates her way through bad movies like the Pope in his "Pope Mobile."
I always wonder about people who say Roberts isn't pretty. I want to ask
them, "Who are you dating?"
2. John Cusack elevates every film he's in. He's one of my favorite
3. Billy Crystal is a truly funny guy. He co-stars and co-wrote the
script. America's Sweethearts does have its laughs. The biggest is a
hilarious site-gag involving a certain notorious criminal's house.
4. The versatile Stanley Tucci.
Those are the only nice things I have to say about America's
Sweethearts. Forget about the plot. If you like Catherine Zeta-Jones,
nothing I say is going to change that. I'm constantly amazed that with
the literally hundreds of thousands of beautiful and talented actresses
we have to put up with half-baked Zeta and full-baked Melanie Griffith.