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

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Mottola ... Director
Jeff Mazzola Jeff Mazzola ... Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone Dick Mingalone ... Camera Operator
Vladimir Bibic Vladimir Bibic ... Director of Photography
Melanie Griffith ... Nicole Oliver
Francisco Quijada Francisco Quijada ... Erno Delucca
Aleksa Palladino ... Production Assistant
Dan Moran ... Jackhammer Operator
Peter Castellotti Peter Castellotti ... Sound Recordist (as Pete Castellotti)
A. Lee Morris A. Lee Morris ... Second Assistant Cameraperson
Douglas McGrath ... Bill Gaines
Kenneth Branagh ... Lee Simon
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Dalton Freed
Winona Ryder ... Nola
Craig Ulmschneider Craig Ulmschneider ... Daniel - Production Assistant
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to Hugh Grant on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), he was originally given the part, but lost it later to Sir Kenneth Branagh. Woody Allen cast Grant as David Perrette in Small Time Crooks (2000). 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

Robin's Friend Cheryl: So ironic. You go to get face work, you don't get face work, but you meet a wonderful guy, he changes your life, it's better than face work.
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Connections

References That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

For All We Know
(1934)
Music by J. Fred Coots
Lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Ray Cohen
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below average
20 September 1999 | by jimbo-93See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1997 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,588,013, 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$5,078,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,078,660
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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