‘Hollywood Ending‘ is the 32nd film written and directed by Woody Allen.
Another light comedy, Allen returns to Hollywood’s abuse of art as a victim of his barbed wit.
Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a director past his prime who is given a second chance by his studio executive ex-wife Ellie (Téa Leoni) to make a new film. Unfortunately he is struck by blindness – but it might not be the problem that ends his career.
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Cast & Crew
- The first of three films with Allen for Erica Leerhsen. She would go on to appear in Anything Else and Magic In the Moonlight.
- Haskell Wexler was originally slated to be cinematographer, but was fired after a week. He was replaced by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.
- This film, with its famous last line praising the French, opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Locations (show map)
- Filmed, once again, in New York City.