Frank Oz directing, Steve Martin acting and Eddie Murphy playing multiple roles. You'd think that would be the recipe for brilliance.
For all intents and purposes, Bowfinger is a decent movie. Martin plays Bobby Bowfinger, a lame director trying to find his one blockbuster movie. He dreams of casting the biggest action actor in town Kit Ramsey (Murphy). The only problem is he has almost no money and no one will work with him.
The plot is to film the movie starring Ramsey without him knowing he's being filmed. Somewhat original.
They bring in actors to surprise Ramsey while he's out doing his normal everyday things in order to create the illusion that it's just a film.
When Ramsey disappears the film crew find a close look-a-like to play his closeups.
This movie felt like every other Frank Oz movie (see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). There are moments when it was pretty funny and most times it was grin-and-bear it.
I no longer wonder why it took so long for me to watch this movie. It's really not worth the time to sit and watch.