Hollywood Ending [Import] (Blu-ray)

Starring: Woody Allen & Téa Leoni Director: Woody Allen
It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 05/01/2002
"...Woody Allen's funniest recent comedy....Allen the actor is in fine self-deprecating form, and Leoni is the best she has been since 1996's FLIRTING WITH DISASTER..."
Variety - 04/29/2002
"...The ending is pretty amusing -- and so is the beginning, for that matter....This one definitely has it's moments..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/03/2002
"...The situation is funny and Allen of course populates it with zingy one-liners....It's smart and sly..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/11/2002
"...The lighting is exquisite..."

Product Description:

In HOLLYWOOD ENDING, Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a onetime hot director who now gets fired from deodorant commercials in the frozen north. He is desperate for a comeback, but when he is at last offered a deal--for a $60 million blockbuster--it's from his ex-wife producer, Ellie (Tea Leoni), and her lover, Hal (Treat Williams), the studio head who had stolen Ellie away from Val ten years earlier. At his agent's (Mark Rydell as Al Hack) urging, Val takes the job, but Val is struck with psychosomatic blindness on the eve of production. Yet he is still determined to direct the picture.

HOLLYWOOD ENDING is a return to form for Allen. He is excellent as the fading auteur struggling to find his vision. His dependence on Al and Ellie is both pathetic and hysterical. Leoni and Rydell are outstanding, as is the rest of the eclectic cast, which includes Isaac Mizrahi as a production designer, Debra Messing as Val's chippie girlfriend, George Hamilton as a vain Hollywood tagalong, and Tiffani Thiessen as a sexpot actress. The film is filled with wonderful New York City locations, including Central Park, the Plaza hotel, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, Balthazar, and more. HOLLYWOOD ENDING is a funny, poignant look at a filmmaker fighting public and professional scrutiny to craft his art, not unlike what Allen himself has gone through in his career, especially in the 1990s.

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Directors | Film About Film | New York City | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 3, 2002

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