What Just Happened (2008)


“You’re an agent. Delivering bad news is part of your job description. ” – Ben

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Sep 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A look at the chaotic life of a movie producer trying to get his masterpiece made.

My Take on it – Intriguing idea that doesn’t resonate well enough.

The story is told in a very chaotic fashion and that makes the story thread feel far too erratic for their own good.

The film has a great cast led by Robert DeNiro, but something constantly feels off as the story unfolds.

They do their best to depict the way that a producer must act in order to thrive in the entertainment business, but none of the characters are developed on more than a superficial level and more importantly, none are depicted in a likeable way which makes it even more difficult to care about anything that transpires here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The subplot involving Bruce Willis refusing to shave his beard for a movie is based on a real-life incident writer and producer Art Linson had with Alec Baldwin on the set of The Edge (1997). (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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