Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending

Infobox Film
name = Hollywood Ending

caption = Theatrical release poster
director = Woody Allen
writer = Woody Allen
starring = Woody Allen
George Hamilton
Téa Leoni
Debra Messing
Mark Rydell
Treat Williams
Peter Gerety
Erica Leerhsen
Jodie Markell
Isaac Mizrahi
Marian Seldes
Aaron Stanford
Tiffani Thiessen
Mark Webber
producer = Letty Aronson
cinematography = Wedigo von Schultzendorff
editing = Alisa Lepselter
distributor = DreamWorks
budget = ~ US$16,000,000
released = May 3, 2002
runtime = 112 min.
country = United States
language = English
imdb_id = 0278823
amg_id = 1:258562|

"Hollywood Ending" is a film written and directed by Woody Allen.


The film tells the story of a once-famous film director (Allen) who suffers hysterical blindness due to the intense pressure of directing.

The film was directed by Woody Allen and stars Allen himself and Téa Leoni.

Cast (in order of appearance)

*Téa Leoni - Ellie
*Bob Dorian, Ivan Martin, Gregg Edelman - Galaxie Executives
*George Hamilton - Ed
*Treat Williams - Hal
*Woody Allen - Val
*Debra Messing - Lori
*Neal Huff - Commercial A.D.
*Mark Rydell - Al
*Douglas McGrath, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Bill Gerber, Roxanne Perry - Barbecue Guests
*Barbara Carroll - Carlyle Pianist
*Howard Erskine - Carlyle Patron
*Lu Yu - Cameraman
*Barney Cheng - Translator
*Isaac Mizrahi - Elio Sebastian
*Marian Seldes - Alexandra
*Anthony Arkin, Ramsey Faragallah - Audition Readers
*Olivia Hayman - Balthazar Hostess
*Peter Van Wagner, Judy Toma - Balthazar Couple
*Tiffani Thiessen - Sharon Bates
*Jodie Markell - Andrea Ford
*Sarah Polen, Amanda Jacobi, Steve Hurwitz, Ruth Last, Robert Lloyd Wolchok, Joel Eidelsberg - Seder Guests
*Kenneth Edelson - Eye Doctor
*Ted Neustadt - MRI Doctor
*Peter Gerety - Psychiatrist
*Reiko Takahashi - Movie Extra
*Greg Mottola - Assistant Director
*Fred Melamed - Pappas
*Jeff Mazzola - Prop Man
*Aaron Stanford - Actor
*Erica Leerhsen - Actress
*Ray Garvey - Grip
*Rochelle Oliver - Script Supervisor
*Joe Rigano - Projectionist
*Maurice Sonnenberg - Banquet Emcee
*Mark Webber - Tony Waxman
*Mary Schmidtberger - Galaxie Executive
*Manny Siverio - Stunt Coordinator
*Jay Carrado - Stunt Double


The film received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that the film received 47% positive reviews, based on 130 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hollywood_ending/ |title=Hollywood Ending - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2008-02-13 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 46 out of 100, based on 37 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/hollywoodending |title=Hollywood Ending (2002): Reviews |accessdate=2008-02-13 |publisher=Metacritic]

The film was a flop in American theaters, with ticket sales under $5 million. As with most later Woody Allen films, it had more success internationally, with a worldwide gross of $14.6 million (oddly mirroring the plot of the film). [cite web|url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hollywoodending.htm |title=Hollywood Ending (2002) |accessdate=2008-02-13 |publisher=Box Office Mojo]

It opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

In the United Kingdom, it was the first of Allen's films not to receive a theatrical release and has not been released on DVD or in the cinemas as of 2007.


External links

*imdb title|id=0278823|title=Hollywood Ending
*amg movie|id=1:258562|title=Hollywood Ending
*rotten-tomatoes|id=hollywood_ending|title=Hollywood Ending
*metacritic film|id=hollywoodending|title=Hollywood Ending
*mojo title|id=hollywoodending|title=Hollywood Ending

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