Hollywood Ending Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Hollywood Ending the Movie

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Allen continues two recent disturbing trends: making mediocre comedies, and making creepy casting choices when picking his female leads. This time he's Val Waxman, a a down-on-his-luck, nuerotic director about ten years past his prime with a hot ex-wife, Ellie (Leoni) who's engaged to a smarmy studio head (Williams). He's also managed to snag a hot dim-bulb wannabe-actress girlfriend (Messing). When Ellie uses her connections to get Val a job directing an "Ode to New York" pic, his hypochodriac tendencies go into haywire and he goes blind. Woody's made some great comedies in the past, and if this was 10-15 years ago, this one might've been great, too. But his overwhelmingly annoying screen persona, and the missed execution of some pretty good setups, this one goes to the forgettable file. Leoni, Williams, and Rydell do well with what they're given.

Distribution

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Showbiz Comedies, Behind the Scenes, Blindness
Screenplay
Woody Allen
Cast
Woody Allen, Tea Leoni, Treat Williams, Debra Messing, George Hamilton, Tiffani(-Amber) Thiessen, Mark Rydell, Isaac Mizrahi, Marian Seldes, Peter Gerety, Greg Mottola, Mark Webber, Lu Yu, Barney Cheng, Jodie Markell
Cinematography
Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Director
Woody Allen
Other
Gary Alper, Alisa Lepselter, Tom Warren, Melissa Toth, Santo Loquasto
Producer
Letty Aronson, Gravier Productions, Perdido, Dreamworks Pictures

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