Hollywood Ending (2002)

It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!

Original Title : Hollywood Ending
Director : Woody Allen
Writer : Woody Allen
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Letty Aronson , Charles H. Joffe , Helen Robin , Jack Rollins , Stephen Tenenbaum
Music : Redd Evans
Photography : Wedigo von Schultzendorff
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material.
IMDB ID : 0278823
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Woody Allen Val Waxman
Téa Leoni Ellie
Téa Leoni Ellie


Woody Allen plays Val Waxman, 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.


Great drama Probing, thought-provoking, existential drama by Woody Allen.He plays a down and out director who gets one last chance at a big film.Unfortunately all the stress gives him psychosomatic blindness:the grueling film depicts his tear-jerking efforts to do the film while blind. The drama is strong and depressing (and boring).The jokes are all stupid and obvious--but this must have been done on purpose to heighten the tension! There are great performances by Tea Leoni and Debra Messing.They deal with the most lame jokes every heard and manage not to gag on camera--very admirable.This also heightens the drama.Allen plays the same role he has for almost 30 years...except know he applies it to drama with truly unbelievable results. A stunning drama worthy of Bergman or Fellinni---wait--was this supposed to be a comedy??????
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