Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute.
Meanwhile, Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate. Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 's and '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. I really don't understand why your users rated this movie as a mediocre one when I write this, it has 6.
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This is a superb irony on the irrational fashion that runs through the Western Elite European and American. It's a game between rational and irrational, under the pretext of a blind director who initially wants to make a nonconformist movie and he ends by making it "per accidens". Well, we should really thank God for that. The French have style. The French have art or used to have. What came under my eyes very rapidly was that, although Woody Allen movie is surprisingly commercial, very easy to understand from a superficial perspective, it is a movie about postmodernism, about how art is made.
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Tristan Tzara, my compatriot and the initiator of the Suprarealist movement called DADAISM would have been very enthusiastic over the movie in the movie which, a propos, is never shown to us!!! You should watch this movie with your eyes and ears and with your mind open, because you'll see something else. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Film Di Woody Allen. Share this Rating Title: Hollywood Ending 6. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Given that the Cahiers du Cinema top 10 list is always good for including a critically panned American film, this joke really landed with me. That said, the jokes are hit-and-miss and the film's premise loses steam. Fortunately, the jokes that do work are really up my alley.
Classic Woody Allen jokes abound here with silly, subtle, and witty jokes combined with visual gags. The simple pleasure of watching this man try to direct while blind was entertaining on its own, as was Allen's neurotic performance. Though it is a character he has played many times now, in this case, the film was very reflexive. With the director being a demanding guy who is hard to work with, runs over budget, works with exes, and wants to use foreign cinematographers, it is hard to not compare the character to Allen himself. From what I understand, he is not nearly as neurotic as his acting persona, but all the same, the other traits stick.
The end result is a film that is quite reflective on his career and the industry as a whole. However, the best scenes are certainly when Val Waxman Allen is forced to try and hide his affliction from the studio. Stumbling around and bumping into things, the scenes wreak of desperation and highlight how much Val needs the gig directing this film. In these scenes, the commentary on the industry is also at its best with a lot behind-the-scenes moments of contract negotiations, management of talent, and working on the film.
As a lover of film, I ate these scenes up and this film really show why I like showbiz films. Woody Allen knows showbiz and brings it to life in this film, even following through on the self-reflexivity of the film with a unique twist on the "hollywood ending".
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Though not strictly happy and neat, the ending is certainly hopeful and upbeat compared to the neurosis of the rest of the film. Funny and compelling, Hollywood Ending is probably just a film for Woody Allen fans. All other need not apply because it not nearly funny enough or short enough to really hit a large demographic of film fans. Yet, for Allen fans such as myself, Hollywood Ending is a fun and engaging comedy that explores the nuances of Hollywood and offers a somewhat behind-the-scenes look at how it is making a film and working alongside Allen in real life.
J-Shap Sep 17, Allen takes an interesting enough premise into sitcom territory in Hollywood Ending, an astonishingly boring and vacuous excuse for comedy, full of recycled jokes, plot, ideas, and scenes that ramble on forever with no end. What to Watch Now on Prime Video. Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added and coming Fall Film Festival Recap: First and last thirds when Woody's not doing his insultingly unconvincing blind man routine are actually pretty nice.
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I have no idea why this movie is always ranked so low with critics. Sure, the casting of Tea Leoni as the female lead was regrettable, but not a huge deal. Sure, Woody has fallen victim to society's predilections for the two-hour film despite the fact that he is marvelous at stuffing a whole life into 80 minutes of celluloid, but even then it lagged very little.
It was laugh-out-loud funny, had a sharp and original plot, and save Tea Leoni was pretty well-casted. In particular the Chinese translator. More Top Movies Trailers Forums. Apocalypse Better Call Saul: Season 4 Castle Rock: Season 1 The Deuce: Season 2 Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 The Walking Dead: View All Photos A film director's last film is a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. What the studio doesn't know is that the director is blind.
He manages to do the shoot, with the help of his Chinese assistant and, of course, his psychiatrist. Woody Allen as Val.
Debra Messing as Lori. Treat Williams as Hal. George Hamilton as Ed. Mark Rydell as Al. Tiffani Thiessen as Sharon.
Lu Yue as Cameraman. Yu Lu as Cameraman. Barney Cheng as Translator. Neal Huff as Commercial A. Stephanie Roth as Barbeque Guest. Lu Yu as Cameraman. Isaac Mizrahi as Elio Sebastian. Bob Dorian as Galaxie Executive. Gregg Edelman as Galaxie Executive. Douglas McGrath as Barbeque Guest. Bill Gerber as Barbeque Guest.
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