Hollywood Ending Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

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A struggling director is hired to direct a movie for his ex-wife's boyfriend's studio. The director is neurotic and phobic of everything. The stress causes the director to suffer psychosomatic blindness halfway through the movie. Knowing that this is his last shot, the director tries to fake his way through filming without anyone finding out. His ex-wife finds out, but agrees to help him. The movie turns out badly, but is a big hit in France. The director and the ex-wife fall in love again and move to France where the director is well liked.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

Woody Allen makes a brilliant comeback in this wonderfully written comedy about a director trying to make a comeback. Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner who is stuck making television advertisements in Canada. He is then sent a screenplay for a new $60 million picture. He agrees to make the film despite the fact that it's being produced by his ex-wife and her new fiancé. Before the first day of shooting, Val becomes blind. He can't lose this deal, so with the help of his agent, he directs the picture with no eyesight, without anyone else knowing. Woody Allen gives a capital direction and a brilliant script. Tea Leoni and Debra Messing also give great performances as his lovers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

HOLLYWOOD ENDING is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen. The picture was theatrically released in 2002.

Woody Allen has once been a respected movie director. Now, due to his eccentricity, he's condemned to shoot commercials. So when his agent is calling to offer him the direction of a multi-million dollars production, he cannot believe his ears. The sole problem is that the hiring company belongs to Treat Williams, Allen's ex-wife Téa Leoni's new boy-friend. A few days before the shooting, Allen becomes suddenly blind. He's convinced by his agent that he can still direct the movie and that nobody will remark his disability. Allen must soon ask Téa Léoni to help him in his task and both realize they are still in love with each other. Meanwhile Allen's psychiatrist desperately tries to find the cause of his rare psycho-somatic disease.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Hollywood Ending

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   comedy about making a movie How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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