Hollywood Ending

Critics Consensus

Although Hollywood Ending contains some zany one-liners, its promising premise is far from developed.



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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.

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Lu Yue
as Cameraman
Yu Lu
as Cameraman
Barney Cheng
as Translator
Neal Huff
as Commercial A.D.
Stephanie Roth
as Barbeque Guest
Lu Yu
as Cameraman
Isaac Mizrahi
as Elio Sebastian
Bob Dorian
as Galaxie Executive
Iván Martín
as Galaxie Executive
Gregg Edelman
as Galaxie Executive
Douglas McGrath
as Barbeque Guest
Bill Gerber
as Barbeque Guest
Roxanne Perry
as Barbeque Guest
Barbar Carroll
as Carlyle Pianist
Howard Erskine
as Carlyle Patron
Marian Seldes
as Alexandra
Anthony Arkin
as Audition Reader
Ramsey Faragallah
as Audition Reader
Olivia Hayman
as Balthazar Hostess
Peter Van Wagner
as Man in Balthazar Couple
Judy Toma
as Woman in Balthazar Couple
Jodie Markell
as Andrea Ford
Sarah Polen
as Seder Guest
Amanda Jacobi
as Seder Guest
Steve Hurwitz
as Seder Guest
Ruth Last
as Seder Guest
Steven Hurwitz
as Seder Guest
Joel Eidelsberg
as Seder Guest
Kenneth Edelson
as Eye Doctor
Ted Neustadt
as MRI Doctor
Peter Gerety
as Psychiatrist
Reiko Takahashi
as Movie Extra
Greg Mottola
as Assistant Director
Jeff Mazzola
as Prop Man
Rochelle Oliver
as Script Supervisor
Joe Rigano
as Projectionist
Maurice Sonnenberg
as Banquet Emcee
Mark Webber
as Tony Waxman
Mary Schmidtberger
as Galaxie Executive
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Audience Reviews for Hollywood Ending

  • Aug 12, 2013
    Since the 1970s, Woody Allen has been pretty consistent with his filmmaking output, trying his best to release at least one film a year. Of course, there have been some that have been less-than-stellar while there are others that have been great, which is always bound to happen. 'Hollywood Ending' isn't bad entertainment, but it's not great Woody Allen, and I think that's why it gets a lot of flack from critics and fans alike. 'Hollywood Ending' doesn't quite have the director's unparalleled ear for situational comedy and witty dialogue, but it does have his trademark knack for creating brilliant one-liners and sharp satire, and there are a lot of hilarious observations made about the film industry. Ultimately, 'Hollywood Ending' doesn't take full of advantage of its concept and could have been much funnier, but it's still passable entertainment, and because it's Woody Allen, it's automatically better than most of the other stuff out there.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    This movie is not Woody Allen at his best. But I find Woody Allen almost compulsively likeable. There are zingy one-liners and a bit of editorializing about the movie industry. I think Allen could have taken this movie further with the blind director gags. But for the most part, it's an enjoyable clever romp. Particularly liked the twist at the end.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2011
    The social and Holllywood commentary in this film offers more laughs than most comedies provide grotesque ones. Very underrated.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2010
    Sadly ridiculous with probably one of the worst casts Allen has assembled for any of his films.
    Tony G Super Reviewer

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