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What Just Happened (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 November 2008 (UK)
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

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Storyline

A week in the life of Ben, a powerful Hollywood producer, as he juggles negotiations with a studio head so that his newest picture can open at Cannes in two weeks, with a high-strung director who must make edits to the film, with an actor and his agent because the star has arrived on the set of a new picture with a full beard, and with his most recent ex-wife, Kelly, whom he discovers may have a lover. He also notices that his 17-year old daughter, from another marriage, has probably been crying. What's up? Can Ben keep it all together, get the green light from the studio to go to Cannes, move his new picture past the beard crisis, and maybe return to Kelly's good graces? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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hollywood | beard | cannes | actor | agent | See more »

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In Hollywood, everybody can hear you scream. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent images, sexual content and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 November 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

What Just Happened?  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£178,818 (UK) (28 November 2008)

Gross:

$1,089,365 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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Trivia

Was the closing film of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It was screened out-of-competition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Vanity Fair named me as one of the 30 most powerful producers in the business. Power is an elusive term, but in Hollywood it's everything, I don't care what they say, you either have it, want it, or you're afraid of losing it. Where you stand at these things, or who you may be standing next to, may not seem like the most important thing, but it *really* matters.
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References The Da Vinci Code (2006) See more »

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Every Breath You Take
Written by Sting
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Boring
1 February 2009 | by (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) – See all my reviews

This film was very boring and a perfect example of the current state of things in Hollywood. They think that just by bringing big stars in the movie will have to be a hit.

The actors are not the problem. They did their part. The problem is in the script or rather lack of it. The script is better suited for a 45 minute episode than for a whole movie. That's probably why the movie needed to be padded with long scenes of traveling. Also, the pace is too slow.

My advice to everyone is to avoid this movie. Watching paint dry is equally amusing and you might even get it for free.


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