Definition of Hollywood ending noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Hollywood ending

BrE BrE//ˌhɒliwʊd ˈendɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːliwʊd ˈendɪŋ//
(usually disapproving) Film plots
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an ending in a film/movie, novel, etc. which happens in the way you expect, is full of exaggerated happiness, pity or love, and may not be very realistic The film refuses to sell out and provide a Hollywood ending. Those expecting a big, happy Hollywood ending (a backlit kiss for example) may be disappointed. See related entries: Film plots
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