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Celebrity (1998)

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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

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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)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 1997  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,588,013 (USA) (20 November 1998)

Gross:

$5,032,496 (USA) (1 January 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Joe Mantegna's character Tony Gardella asks his family, "What am I, Don Corleone?" Mantegna played Joey Zasa in The Godfather: Part III (1990) while Allen's longtime collaborator Diane Keaton played Kay Adams-Corleone in that film as well as The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). 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 »

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TV Reporter at Premiere: What's your next project?
Dalton Freed: Birth Of A Nation, an all-black version.
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Did I Remember (To Tell You I Adore You)
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Branagh is not Woody

One of the most brilliant Woody Allen's 90s' pictures, such a mockery of the "beautiful people" with some traces of a romantic comedy and some reflexions about couple troubles made in Woody. But there's an objection and that's Kenneth Brannagh. He's a great actor (no doubt about it) but in "Celebrity" you can't help thinking that he's imitating the character that Woody should've played. It's quite clear that Woody wrote this for himself, but he was too old to play a man that conquers Winona Ryder or Famke Janssen.

Last but not least, what about Judy Davis?? God, she's magnificent, one of the best actresses ever, and that scene with the prostitute is totally hilarious. Woody should've married her instead of Mia 30 years ago!!

So, if Woody would've played the role that eventually played Brannagh this could've been one of his best works. But Brannagh is not Woody, and that's noticeable.

*My rate: 7/10


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