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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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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

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

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Woody Allen was dissatisfied with a sequence that featured Vanessa Redgrave and re-shot it with Elaine Stritch. He eventually rewrote the material for a younger character, played in the final film by Bebe Neuwirth. See more »

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When Frederique Van Der Wal turns around in the first bar scene, the wireless microphone transmitter around her waist is in view. See more »

Quotes

Lee Simon: One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High and you f***ing blink and you're 40, you blink again and you can see movies at half price on a senior citizen's pass. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately, ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
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Cocktails for Two
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Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Performed by Carmen Cavallaro
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below average
20 September 1999 | by (galveston Texas) – See all my reviews

With Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite and Everyone Says I love You, Woodie had strung together a number of very likable and quite funny films. With this and Deconstructing Harry he gets more serious. Too bad. This bilious mess could have used an editor. I think, because he can get so many big stars so easily, he writes too many characters into this film, without the spread-thin script being able to support all of them.


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