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Celebrity (1998)

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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Mottola ... Director
Jeff Mazzola Jeff Mazzola ... Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone Dick Mingalone ... Camera Operator
Vladimir Bibic Vladimir Bibic ... Director of Photography
Melanie Griffith ... Nicole Oliver
Francisco Quijada Francisco Quijada ... Erno Delucca
Aleksa Palladino ... Production Assistant
Dan Moran ... Jackhammer Operator
Peter Castellotti Peter Castellotti ... Sound Recordist (as Pete Castellotti)
A. Lee Morris A. Lee Morris ... Second Assistant Cameraperson
Douglas McGrath ... Bill Gaines
Kenneth Branagh ... Lee Simon
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Dalton Freed
Winona Ryder ... Nola
Craig Ulmschneider Craig Ulmschneider ... Daniel - Production Assistant
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Storyline

New York City. Forty year old Lee Simon, a critically panned two time novelist who works as a travel writer (a job he hates) to earn a steady living, tells his shocked wife of sixteen years, English teacher Robin Simon, that he wants a divorce. Although he had not been happy with Robin for some time, she who he feels is a bundle of Catholic repressions and neuroses especially when it comes to sex, Lee finally came to the conclusion about wanting a divorce upon attending his high school reunion and seeing a roomful of losers, he believing he turning into one of them if he didn't make a drastic change. He gets a job working as a journalist for an entertainment magazine, while he writes screenplays on the side, he believing the latter a good stepping stone to finishing his third novel if the screenplays works out. The journalist job includes conducting interviews with celebrities, not only to who he can pedal his completed screenplay, but also what he quickly learns to who he has easy ... Written by Huggo

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A funny look at people who will do anything to get famous... or stay famous.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sex and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The cast includes five Oscar winners: Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Sam Rockwell, J.K. Simmons, and Allison Janney; and six Oscar nominees: Sir Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Melanie Griffith, Winona Ryder, Douglas McGrath, and Michael Lerner. See more »

Goofs

During the dance club sequence, the band is miming to a completely different song than what is playing. See more »

Quotes

Souvenir Hawker: They're all genuine ceramic, and we got this rubber bulb here, you squeeze this, fill it with some washable red vegetable dye, give it a squeeze, you can make his wounds bleed. Watch in the back, there. Isn't that something?
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Connections

Referenced in Brookside: Double Take! (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Soon
(1930)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ray Cohen
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below average
20 September 1999 | by jimbo-93See all my reviews

With Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite and Everyone Says I love You, Woodie had strung together a number of very likable and quite funny films. With this and Deconstructing Harry he gets more serious. Too bad. This bilious mess could have used an editor. I think, because he can get so many big stars so easily, he writes too many characters into this film, without the spread-thin script being able to support all of them.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1997 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,588,013, 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$5,078,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,078,660
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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