Call it "Ed Wood: The Next Generation"; Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin, who also scripted) is nothing if not a modern day Wood, the perpetually broke director of ingeniously threadbare pictures. Unfortunately, Bowfinger seems less a quixotic
dissenter against mainstream corporate conformity than a slightly creepy hustler who'd sell his soul in a Hollywood minute, if only someone would make an offer. Bowfinger sees his accountant's (Adam Alexi-Malle) alien invasion script, "Chubby Rain," as his ticket to the big time. The catch: It needs a star like action idol Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy), and Kit, a paranoid egomaniac in thrall to a cult called Mindhead, won't give Bow...