The last time Hollywood brought a muse down to Earth, she was Olivia Newton-John and ran a roller-disco called XANADU. Fortunately, writer-director-star Albert Brooks's treatment is slightly more inspired, however much he squanders such a ripe premise. Successful
screenwriter Steven Phillips (Brooks) has an Oscar nomination under his belt, an office on the Paramount lot and a loving wife (Andie MacDowell). Suddenly, the ceiling falls in: A young studio exec (Mark Feuerstein) tells Steven he's lost that ineffable quality Hollywood calls "edge." Relieved of
his three-picture deal, Steven turns to friend and fellow scripter Jack (Jeff Bridges), who hooks him up with t...