Movies that have their own directors in them, whether they star, or just make cameo appearances. The list will progress…
It's going to be a shot in the dark!
Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, 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 or forfeit his last shot. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie's staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is the picture.
Performances : 7.9/10
Story : 8.4/10
Production : 7.8/10
Overall : 8.03/10
In one word, I found the overall story of Hollywood Ending touching. It's classic Woody Allen. Yet he's so old and stuttering and over-the-top nuerotic that it comes off fresh for some reason. As far as his performances go I think it may have been one of his best. Tea Leoni was great too, and I'm usually not a fan of hers.
I don't know, I really need to take a break from these Woody Allen films for a while. I'm very close to being done but I've essentially running out of new things to say. It's both a great thing and a bad thing with Allen. Almost…
Woody Allen always loves to write about nervous, complexed and temperamental characters. Hollywood Ending is another one of those examples and this time he is the one plays it.
Val Waxman was a very well respected Hollywood director until he has lost all of his credibility because of some poor works. The chance of directing a great film after a long time appears by the hands of his ex-wife who cheated on him with the millionaire that is producing the film. Val is not dealing very well with the situation but it's his last big opportunity and he has to accept. After some kind of nervous breakdown he developed a psychosomatic blindness. Now he has to direct the picture without…
"Here I'm a bum but there i'm a genius! Thank God the French exist."
Yet another Woody Allen movie, i have recently been working on the few Allen films i had not yet seen. Most of them are recent work of his from the last fifteen years, so far i have seen Small Time Crooks, Whatever Works, Scoop and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. I hadn't seen any of those because being a massive Allen fan i was afraid that i would be disappointed by them since the buzz is pretty much bad on all of those. The truth is that they were all amusing experiences and some of them like Whatever Works even surprised me. I…
Film #7 of Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge
Item 21. A film featuring a blind person!
I'm not the biggest fan of Woody Allen, something about him and his movies just puts me off. Unlike most Woody Allen films, the quirk in "Hollywood Ending" is fairly tame. The typical neurotic pace and frenetic speech is present, but the movie as a whole is pretty calm. The plot isn't too anything, keeping a quick pace but not losing me anywhere. Middle of the road Woody.
"'How would you improve this movie?' Arson."
I'm getting real sick of your shit, Woody.
Rather predictable but still sweet hearted comedy from Woody Allen.
A director with a fantastic career has nearly destroyed himself with his wild artistic demands-right as he gets the chance to direct a major picture to redeem himself he goes blind. With the help of a few close friends and an ex-wife he directs the whole picture without any vision.
Plenty of autobiographical moments from Allen's life as well as a fairly good cast help keep the balance-plus the ending is a true delight-but on an overall scale this felt rather weak-thankfully it never took itself too seriously.
To my horror the original language version by Orange VOD was french as was the french version, so kind of lost the point.. you just can not watch Woody Allen movie in dubbed version. I like the film anyhow....
At times fun, but mostly exhausting.
Il meglio e il peggio di Allen insieme. Da un lato intrattiene a più livelli, riuscendo anche a ridicolizzare Hollywood e a scrollarsi di dosso tutte le critiche più idiote che gli siano mai state rivolte, dall'altro soffre incredibilmente per il ritmo basso e per la durata eccessiva. La mancanza della montatrice Susan E. Morse si fa sentire sempre di più, anche se siamo lontanissimi dal noiosissimo Accordi e Disaccordi.
Fanno comunque molto ridere tutti quelli che - compreso Wikipedia - lo apostrofano come il film più "autobiografico" del regista.
Almost there! 41/50 seen.
Nothing very special here or new. Some great Woody humor as always.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Woody Allen has been around for so long and made so many movies, that he’s probably had the equivalent of four or five careers as a film maker. Complete with hits, misses, slumps and comebacks. A few years ago, I made my way through his entire filmography and liked pretty much all of it. One thing it taught me though, was that while I can enjoy dark stuff like Match Point, or serious drama like Blue Jasmine, I much prefer Woody at his silliest. And I don’t just mean his early, classic comedies like Sleeper or Bananas. I think I’m one of the few people who actually liked To Rome With Love. It’s that preference for wacky Woody that made…
A pretty weak one-note joke film from Woody Allen during a period where he made a string of some of his most mediocre movies. It's not as bad as the following year's woeful "Anything Else," perhaps the very worst film he's ever made, but it's close.
Allen plays a Hollywood director who's struck with a case of temporary blindness. You can imagine the kinds of jokes that ensue. Allen's reliance on vaudevillian humor had stopped being charming by this point and was just anachronistic. But no worries -- two years later he would experience a creative reboot and give us "Match Point," one of his best films and enough to erase movies like "Hollywood Ending" from our memories.
"Every husband should go blind for a while".
The price of his haircut could feed a family of five.
dag nr 30
Een goeie Woody Allen, het einde kon wel beter vond ik.
Say what you will, but I can't help but love Woody Allen. This was a lot sweeter than I expected. The tone reminds me of "Bullets Over Broadway", which isn't his best film, but it nonetheless has a lovable charm to it. The comedy won't make you laugh out loud, but you'll chuckle over how witty the script is. As a lover of films about filmmaking, this put a smile to my face.
... or, more accurately, film posters with their titles giving off the impression that they were hand-scrawled.
Recommendations are welcome,…
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
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