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Celebrity (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 November 1998 (USA)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

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Dalton Freed
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Storyline

Lee Simon, unsuccessful journalist and wanna-be novelist, tries to get a foot into the door with celebrities. After divorcing his wife Robin, Lee gets to meet a lot folks of the rich and / or beautiful, partly through journalism, partly because he has a script to offer. But life among those from out-of-this-world is hard, and his putative success always results in defeat. Meanwhile Robin meets a very desirable TV-producer and takes the first steps in the world of celebrities herself. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A funny look at people who will do anything to get famous... or stay famous.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sex and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 1997  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£139,882 (UK) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

£462,034 (UK) (9 July 1999)
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Trivia

In the movie, Lee Simon is an alumnus of Glenwood High School. Author Woody Allen's alma mater is Midwood High School (class of 1953) on Glenwood Avenue. See more »

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During the dance club sequence, the band is miming to a completely different song than what is playing. See more »

Quotes

Souvenir Hawker: They're all genuine ceramic, and we got this rubber bulb here, you squeeze this, fill it with some washable red vegetable dye, give it a squeeze, you can make his wounds bleed. Watch in the back, there. Isn't that something?
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References The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) See more »

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All Hail to You, Glenwood High
Written by Eddy Davis (as Eddy R. Davis)
Performed by the High School Reunion Band
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I could not stand Kenneth Branagh as Woody Allen
12 May 2001 | by (Arden Hills, MN USA) – See all my reviews

This movie centers on Kenneth Branagh who portrays the speaking style, mannerisms, and neurotic attitude of 1970's Woody Allen. I could not believe Kenneth Branagh in this role. All I could see was an actor pretending to be Woody Allen. I could find nothing funny in this movie. I gave up on this movie when I got to the scene where Kenneth Branagh is giving a woman a ride in his car and she says she has mirrors on her bed and Branagh gets so flustered at that thought that he makes a left turn into a picture window and crashes the car. I think it was supposed to be funny, but the reaction was just illogical.


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