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Hollywood Ending (2002)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 May 2002 (USA)
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A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

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Storyline

Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 1970's and 1980's, but has now has been reduced to directing TV commercials. Finally, he gets an offer to make a big film. But, disaster strikes, when Val goes temporarily blind, due to paranoia. So, he and a few friends, try to cover up his disability, without the studio executives or the producers knowing that he is directing the film blind. Written by <stuartkenny50@hotmail.com>

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It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!

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Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material | See all certifications »

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3 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,283 (Brazil) (8 August 2003)

Gross:

$92,283 (Brazil) (8 August 2003)
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Woody Allen:  [credits]  opening credits are simple white typeface on black set to early period music. See more »

Goofs

when Val Waxman recovers his sight in the park, the angle where the sun light hits the buildings in the background is different than the angle where the light hits Val and Ellie. See more »

Quotes

Val: For God sakes, this is a woman I was married to for 10 years. We made love. I'd hold her head over the toilet bowl when she threw up.
Lori: From making love with you?
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Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
(1937)
Music by Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Dick Powell, Frances Langford, Johnnie Davis (as Johnny "Scat" Davis),
Gene Krupa & Benny Goodman
Courtesy of Turner Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Woody Allen's film is intelligent, charming and well acted
5 July 2003 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Ending[First-Viewing, TV](Woody Allen)- Woody Allen, Tea Leoni, Mark Webber, George Hamilton, Treat Williams

Woody Allen directs, writes and stars in this semi-comedy, semi drama film about a Hollywood director (Allen) who is directing a film, and meanwhile suddenly goes blind. Meanwhile he has to work with his ex-wife(Leoni) who is now dating the owner (Williams) of the studio producing the film. The film has its typical Woody Allen jokes, and delivers in its comedy portions, very funny at times. The plot is also very interesting, especially how Woody goes blind. The film has some very good points that even make much more sense now with what Bush is doing in the world (Woody says `Thank god for the french'). Teo Leoni gives a good performance, and Woody is his charming self, Woody fans will him in this one. Mark Webber also gives an interesting performance as Woody's son. Overall a fresh screenplay from Woody, with decent direction and good performances. 9/10


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