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Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2002 (USA)
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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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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Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,017,981 (USA) (5 May 2002)

Gross:

$4,839,383 (USA) (23 June 2002)
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Even though he doesn't really care about this sort of thing, Woody Allen has declared on several occasions that he thought this film was going to have a better box office result because it was funny and the cast was great and well known. See more »

Goofs

When Val Waxman recovers his sight in the park, the angle where the sun light hits the buildings in the background is different than the angle where the light hits Val and Ellie. See more »

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Val: Pass! I'm not going to work with Hal Yeager and Ellie. You gotta be kidding. He's a Philistine and she's a Quisling. Its a religious conflict.
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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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Please Reward Woody Allen!
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen is a comic genius who plays himself in this film as Val Waxman. I don't believe his on screen relationship with Debra Messing or with Tea Leoni but that's Woody Allen for you. This film has him playing a down and out New York City film director who gets to make a film in the city with a Chinese cinematographer who can't speak English. Just days before filming commences, his character comes down with blindness. He can't let the cast, crew, and backers know he's really blind. But still, I do enjoy a good Woody Allen comedy. It's light-hearted at times in this film. If you don't get Woody Allen, I'm sorry that you probably wouldn't like the film. Anyway, I think it's time he got his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television; the Cecil B. DeMille Award; the National Medal of the Arts; and the Kennedy Center Honors. It's just time for him to get his rewards.


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