What Just Happened? details
|Starring:||John Turturro, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Stewart|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted|
What Just Happened?
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Apr 2009|
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What just happened indeedBy Eyesrsore (23 reviews) from Glasgow , 22 Sep 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I went along to see What Just Happened, which was probably the reaction of most of the audience. I've thought about it quite a bit and still don't really know what to make of it. I'm not sure at all that the makers knew what kind of film they were making. I thought the tone was all over the place, that the pacing was wildly erratic - in fact I think there's two different films in there trying to get out. I realise what they were trying to do, to make a film that shows someone with an incredibly busy life, full of stresses, trying to cope but for me it didn't work. For example, one of the first things he did was pick his two young kids, from his first wife, and take them to school. We never saw them or his first wife again. There wasn't even a reference to them in the remainder of the film.
I loved some of the scenes where he was trying to reconnect with his second wife. No spoilers, but there is a film in this alone. It just got cluttered up with ..... the clutter of the film. What was the reason for the manic scenes with Bruce Willis? He was a caricature of himself, as was the Director. The film could have done without them, it would then probably have been regarded as an 'intelligent satire ' on the film industry, instead it seems to be a film that lost it's way and ended up as drama that turned out to be a comedy or a comedy that turned out to be a drama but really is neither.
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Dont waste your timeBy dansb2003 (1 review) from Ludlow , 07 Feb 2010I Really wouldnt bother. It saves counting sheep i suppose because within 15 minutes of this film you'll be out for the count
dreadfullBy Julian Powell from cornwall , 01 Feb 2010Why go to the trouble of paying all those top salaries on dull script like this.
OMFG!!By DonKuan (66 reviews) from Wokingham , 29 Jan 2010I never seen a movie with such many hollywood top actors in such a poor poor story.
Waste of timeBy a customer from Durham , 05 Jan 2010That movie was a big disappointment. It is not a comedy but badly made drama.
Bob Back to his BestBy FROGFISH (37 reviews) from Sydenham , 01 Jan 2010Remember when Robert DeNiro used to make Great Movies? Well this is one of those. As a satirical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a Hollywood Producer, it's probably as close to the truth about movie making as most of us mere mortals will get. DeNiro is a master of understatement, and its a joy to see him doing, what he's best at - which for a large part of this film involves worrying about, socks, furniture, a maverick movie director, ruthless studio executives and Bruce Willis's beard. Might not sound hilarious but it is a very funny beard. It's not Meet the Fockers, but that's a good thing.