The Muse is a 1999 film starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone, directed by Brooks.
After winning a lifetime achievement award, esteemed screenwriter Steven Phillips (Brooks) has a rude awakening. Steven believes the award has no real meaning, but it does -- it means his career is over. His studio has reneged on his contract and told him he's gone cold, saying he's "lost his edge." A junior exec (Mark Feuerstein) tells Steven his new script is dull and to be off the lot by 5 p.m.
Taken by surprise, the Oscar-nominated writer is desperate to revive his career. He seeks the advice of a very successful screenwriter buddy, Jack (Jeff Bridges), who arranges an introduction to Sarah (Stone), a modern day muse who can inspire anyone. Sarah, however, has conditions and unnecessarily lavish needs, such as expensive hotel rooms and gifts from Tiffany's. Steven is forced to make good on those conditions, much to the chagrin of his wife Laura (Andie MacDowell).
Steven isn't sure if the muse...