What Just HappenedCast
: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Catherine Keener, Robin Wright, Kristen Stewart Director
: Barry Levinson Genre
: MRunning Time
: 104 minutes
What Just Happened is a winningly sharp comedy about two nail-biting, backstabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-age Hollywood producer- as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job.
Based on producer Art Linson's bestselling memoir, What Just Happened? sees Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson and Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro joining an all star cast in this rollicking, shrewd tale of a man besieged by people who want him to be all sorts of things- a money maker, an ego buster, a bad news breaker, an artistic champion, a loyal husband, an all knowing father, not to mention sexy, youthful and tuned-in- everything except for the one thing he and all the preposterously behaved people he's surrounded by really are: bumbling human beings just trying to survive by any means necessary.
Ben (De Niro) is already in over his head trying to balance the tug-of-war of having two ex-wives and two different families with his latest business venture- the boldly 'visionary' movie Fiercely staring Sean Penn (playing himself)- when everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy.
Part outrageous comedy, part compelling portrait of a man trapped by his own bad decisions, and part uncensored expose of Hollywood life, What Just Happened is a wickedly funny drama.
'De Niro is really good. There's fun to be had with this.' - Margaret Pomeranz, At The Movies, ABC TV.
'Insightful, funny... you're going to love it. Catherine Keener is fantastic.' - James Tobin, Sunrise, Channel 7.
'Movie lovers will thoroughly enjoy the sharp jokes about scheming producers and ulcer-ridden agents. Best is the performance from De Niro.' - Rob Lowing, The Sun Herald.What Just Happened
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: What Just Happened is the perfect movie for a Saturday night in, all you need is the popcorn! Although the movie begins slowly don't be discouraged, the humorous storyline and epic ending is well worth the wait.