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Celebrity (1998)

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

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New York City. Forty year old Lee Simon, a critically panned two time novelist who works as a travel writer (a job he hates) to earn a steady living, tells his shocked wife of sixteen years, English teacher Robin Simon, that he wants a divorce. Although he had not been happy with Robin for some time, she who he feels is a bundle of Catholic repressions and neuroses especially when it comes to sex, Lee finally came to the conclusion about wanting a divorce upon attending his high school reunion and seeing a roomful of losers, he believing he turning into one of them if he didn't make a drastic change. He gets a job working as a journalist for an entertainment magazine, while he writes screenplays on the side, he believing the latter a good stepping stone to finishing his third novel if the screenplays works out. The journalist job includes conducting interviews with celebrities, not only to who he can pedal his completed screenplay, but also what he quickly learns to who he has easy ... Written by Huggo

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

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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  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

Woody Allen: [writer] Lee Simon is a magazine writer. See more »

Goofs

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

Tony Gardella: Tom Dale. *Big* star. He's in New York filming an adaptation of a sequel of a remake.
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Connections

References The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby of Birdland
(1952)
Music by George Shearing
Lyrics by George David Weiss (1954)
Performed by Erroll Garner
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Movie Stars Behaving Badly!
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Celebrity (1998) Woody Allen accomplishes what Bob Altman attempted in Ready to Wear: showing lots of movie stars and model types acting like, well movie stars and model types. Pretty boy Leo DiCaprio has a good turn as a hotshot, teen throb amidst orgies and dramatic posturing. Lots of selfish, crude behavior on the part of everyone makes this a veritable "How to Succeed in Hollywood" movie, though I wonder if that was Woody's intention.


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