I'll Do Anything

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I'll Do Anything ★★½ 1993 (PG-13)

Hollywood satire finds unemployed actor Matt (Nolte) suddenly forced to care for his six-year-old daughter Jeannie (Wright), whom he hasn't seen in three years. Matt also finally gets a job—as a chauffeur to an obnoxious producer (well played by Brooks) whose company winds up making the manipulative demon Jeannie into a hot child star. Great work by Kavner as the owner of a test-screening service who romances Brooks. Originally intended as a musical, the test screenings were so disastrous that the numbers were axed. What's left is less jerky than expected; Brooks reportedly based his character in part on megamogul Joel Silver. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Julie Kav ner, Whittni Wright, Joely Richardson, Tracey Ullman; D: James L. Brooks; W: James L. Brooks; C: Michael Ballhaus; M: Hans Zimmer.