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What Happens Next (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 7 February 2012 (USA)
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Paul, a closeted and self-unaware CEO in his 50's, retires and begins falling for a younger man half his age whom he meets in a dog park.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly S. Fairbanks Kimberly S. Fairbanks ... Claire
Ariel Shafir ... Brian
James Duke Mason James Duke Mason ... Zack
Megan Hilty ... Ruthie
Darrin Baker ... Harry
Michael Blaustein ... Robbie the Hairdresser
David J. Bonner ... Chip
Christina Broccolini Christina Broccolini ... Sam
Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell ... Hot Park Guy
Janet Carroll ... Gloria
Benjamin T. Cook Benjamin T. Cook ... Young Andy
Jason L. Courson Jason L. Courson ... Jason the Florist
Justin Destefano Justin Destefano ... Evan
Rappin' 4-Tay ... Driver (as Anthony Forte)
Steven Hauck ... Albert
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Storyline

At age 55, Philadelphia CEO Paul Grecco decides to make changes in his life, including the sale of his company, and that terrifies him. He was right to be terrified, because the new owners force him to retire early. His sister, Elise decides that the best things for him is a puppy she has gotten him, and dating the women that Elise sets Paul up with. It's funny though, but Paul finds himself disinterested in the women Elise fixes him up with, and oddly fascinated by a young man he meets while walking his new puppy in the park across from his condo. Paul has never really thought about dating or sex before, with anyone, so now what should he do? Written by trivwhiz

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You can't have it all.....or can you?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Can't Have It All See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

There are several references to Parents, Families (& Friends) of Lesbians and Gays or P.F.L.A.G (PFLAG), a real international support and advocacy organization for families and friends dealing with and being supportive of gay relatives and friends. See more »

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[first lines]
Paul: [voiceover] My day starts at 6:30 AM. I don't need an alarm clock. I wake up every day and dress for my role as CEO. That means fifty tailored suits at all times. Right now I have fifty-four. Dress shirts - very important: one-twenty-eight; crisp white - always best; an occasional pale yellow or blue. Now, a tie says everything about a man. Silk. Ties should only be silk: eighty stripes; a dozen solids. Oh, and one rogue paisley my sister bought me in Palm Beach - probably hammered ...
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References Must Love Dogs (2005) See more »

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Love Story
Written & Produced by Nadia Ali, Ossama Al Sarraf (as Ossama Al Sarraf [Sultan]) , Ned Shepard
Keyboards: Ned Shepard
Guitar: Ossama Al Sarraf (as Ossama Al Sarraf [Sultan])
Published by Smile in Bed Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Copyright Control
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., Ossama Al Sarraf (Socan) & Ned Shepard (Socan)
As performed by Nadia Ali
©(p) 2009 Smile in Bed, LLC. Courtesy of Smile in Bed, LLC.
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Very poor execution
10 July 2012 | by cloverleaf_bellaSee all my reviews

The idea of the film is very good, the story is very good. Those are the only good things about it. Bad photography, poor actor direction (you can see the actors are good but aren't being led in the right way), the story is full of gaps - situations and characters that lack development -, the dialogs are sometimes artificial, the soundtrack is badly used - you barely notice it, in a bad way -, errors in continuity (you see the characters eating but the plate stays full throughout the scene), reflections of studio light on the walls, misfit colors (filtering?). It could have been and should have been so much better. What a waste of wonderful plot...


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