Movers and Shakers (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Release Date - May 3, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The "movers and shakers" in this weak comedy limned by Charles Grodin do not refer to a religious sect, but the big-wigs in Hollywood who determine how the next many millions are to be spent. Two parallel stories occupy center stage. On the one hand, Joe Mulholland (Walter Matthau) has made a promise to a dying producer that he would put together a film on "Love in Sex." The problem is that there is no script to go with that title -- a minor hurdle by Hollywood standards. On the other hand, Herb Derman (Grodin) is hired to make up the story, but he is neck-deep in marriage woes and will have a hard time holding down his personal life long enough to write. Mixed into both of these tales are parodies of behind-the-scenes Hollywood at its worst. These scenarios are helped along by a fine cast of actors and actresses.

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filmmaker, behind-the-scenes, employment, fidelity, film, marital-problems, producer [showbiz], screenwriter, sex