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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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

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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With the move to DreamWorks from Orion, Woody Allen had to submit to budget cuts. One of the casualties was his regular editor Susan E. Morse. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they pitch the film to Val (about 16:30 into the film) the boom is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Val: She's living with a guy the best you can say about him is that sometimes he returns phone calls.
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References City That Never Sleeps (1953) See more »

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It's Been So Long
(1935)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Edmond Hall
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Market
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Why do you have to see this movie?
18 May 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I am overwhelmed with the modern movies' aspiration to rely on new fashions. Thank God we have Woody Allen as a beacon of tradition and craftsmanship in the domain of movie-making. The movie is extremely funny and lacks all the nuisances which plague newer ones in order to make them more appealing to the main core audience nowadays: male teenagers. Woody Allen plays the role of an over-the-hill director which undertakes the mission of making a movie against the wishes of its producer.He receives a blow when he becomes blind right before the beginning of the shooting. The plot revolves around Allen's blindness, which is guarded as a secret by his agent, and the process of the filming with a blind director. I do not have to mention the many a hilarious moments this situation produces.


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