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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references and situations.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some sexual references and situations, including adultery. There's some strong language and a reference to drug use. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Woody Allen's films seem to get more wispy and ephemeral every year; for all its small pleasures, HOLLYWOOD ENDING is so light it nearly floats off the screen. Allen gets a lot of credit for poking fun at his own reputation, and there are a couple of hilarious movie industry jokes. The movie has some great lines and some funny scenes, especially when Val and Ellie get together for their first business meeting and it keeps exploding into recrimination about their divorce. Will and Grace's Deborah Messing is delicious as Val's airhead girlfriend, who does leg stretches while she talks on the phone and whose only response to hearing that he is breaking up with her is, "Am I still in the movie?"
Overall, though, Hollywood Ending feels a little tired. Not one character is as distinctive as any of Anne Hall's family members or the robots in Sleeper. This is middle of the road Woody Allen -- a pleasant diversion for his fans, but it won't make any new ones.
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