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At Theaters: 5/3/2002 On Video: 9/17/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409915
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar® winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture, or forfeit his last shot and avoid a painful reconnect.
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Romantic Comedy - Only the most devout of Woody Allen fans will find much to laugh at in this weak satire of movie making. Older, more film-knowledgable viewers are the audience most likely to enjoy the film. Younger adults and certainly would not be interested.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Wri/Dir/Actor: Woody Allen THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION
George Hamilton 8 HEADS IN A DUFFEL BAG
Tea Leoni JURASSIC PARK III, FAMILY MAN, THE, DEEP IMPACT
Debra Messing THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
Mark Rydell TV's AS THE WORLD TURNS
Treat Williams THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, DEEP RISING
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Glimpses of a scantily clad woman.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: One-liners and slapstick.
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Above Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Below Average "This may be Allen's worst film since the embarrassing inside-Hollywood debacle ''Celebrity''; he ought to spend more time in the entertainment business if he's going to send it up.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Average "...it's depressing to sit through something as lackluster as Hollywood Ending. A forgettable comedy that shows no signs of inspiration, the film has its share of funny moments and amusing one-liners, but nothing that anyone will recall 15 minutes after leaving the theater. Hollywood Ending feels like the product of an obligation rather than a creative burst.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Above Average "I liked the movie without loving it. It's not great Woody Allen, like "Sweet and Lowdown" or "Bullets Over Broadway," but it's smart and sly, and the blindness is an audacious idea. It also has moments when you can hear Allen editorializing in the dialogue.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Good "Woody Allen is good for his funniest screen romp in a while, thanks to a few evenly spaced standout scenes of laugh-out-loud intensity. Mild (though affably so) and pushing the limit at 114 minutes, the picture also benefits from the casting of Téa Leoni.''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 88 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
34
Fairly High
94%
30+Adults (F)
44
Fairly High
82%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

These opinions are quite high, especially for a Woody Allen film. With most of the opinions being "Very Good" and higher, it's apparent most enjoyed this movie very much. I suspect a good portion of the lower opinions are from those attending this movie with a Woody Allen fan. I would say, if you're a Woody Allen fan this is a movie you won't want to miss. If you're not a fan, it might still be worth a look. Who knows, this might be the movie that makes you a fan.

Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.

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