Movers And Shakers

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy

MOVERS AND SHAKERS neither moves nor shakes. Actually, all it does is lie there, like a gigantic conceit that has been made for the benefit of friends in the movie industry. Charles Grodin wrote, coproduced, and starred in this inside showbiz tale that features several of his pals in small roles. Joe Mulholland (Walter Matthau) runs a studio and has just...read more

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS neither moves nor shakes. Actually, all it does is lie there, like a gigantic conceit that has been made for the benefit of friends in the movie industry. Charles Grodin wrote, coproduced, and starred in this inside showbiz tale that features several of his pals in small

roles. Joe Mulholland (Walter Matthau) runs a studio and has just purchased the right to one of those "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sex"-type books. He has no idea how to make it into a movie, but it's such a big literary hit that he figures his staff will be able to come up with

something. His good buddy, Saul Gritz (Vincent Gardenia), is a producer on the lot and is gravely ill. Joe's purchase of the book was more of a favor to Saul than a decision born of good business sense. A screenwriter (Grodin) and a nervous director (Bill Macy) are brought in to solve the

problem. They struggle to make something "beautiful about love and sex," but it doesn't work. Neither does this movie. Despite a cast that includes Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, Tyne Daly, and several other leading lights of the movie world, this picture is a serious flop. There are just enough

moments in the script to make one realize that it might have been a far better film.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: MOVERS AND SHAKERS neither moves nor shakes. Actually, all it does is lie there, like a gigantic conceit that has been made for the benefit of friends in the movie industry. Charles Grodin wrote, coproduced, and starred in this inside showbiz tale that fea… (more)

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