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Any Questions for Ben? (2012)

Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event, which is also attended by Alex (Rachael Taylor), an old ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lawson ... Ben
Rachael Taylor ... Alex
Daniel Henshall ... Nick
Felicity Ward Felicity Ward ... Emily
Christian Clark ... Andy
David James David James ... Malcolm
Jodi Gordon ... Kelly
Ed Kavalee ... Jim
Alan Brough Alan Brough ... Ken
Rob Carlton Rob Carlton ... Ben's Dad
Tracy Mann ... Ben's Mum
Lachy Hulme ... Sam
Chantelle Raleigh Chantelle Raleigh ... Fleur
Liliya May ... Katerina Sinova
Tom Carmody Tom Carmody ... Stage Manager
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Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event, which is also attended by Alex (Rachael Taylor), an old classmate. This rekindles a mutual attraction between them and is also a life-changing event for Ben, as he starts to question his career to date, and where his life is headed. He turns to those around him for support but realization slowly dawns that it is only he who can control his own destiny. Written by Mr GoodMovie

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Until She Came Along See more »

Filming Locations:

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand See more »

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AUD 608,731 (Australia), 12 February 2012, Limited Release
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Working Dog See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Carlton and Lachy Hulme both played Australian Media Tycoon, Kerry Packer, Rob played Kerry in the Paper Giants mini series the birth of cleo and magazine wars, and Lachy played Kerry in in the mini series Howzat: Kerry Packer's War. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

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A rather weak waddle through an interesting subject, with super funny credits scene
18 November 2016 | by mattrochmanSee all my reviews

Any Questions for Ben does deal with an interesting subject: the changes in your thinking and approach to life that occurs as you approach 30.

However, there's a few problems with the production qualities of the film that generally lets it down. First, none of the actors look like they're in their late 20s. More like mid 30s and somehow that takes credibility out of it.

Second, they gave him the wrong job and life for someone having that late-20s crisis. He's dating models, attending leading social events, driving sports cars and living the dream. Someone in that position having some sort of existential crisis seems comically unbelievable. Almost seems like a whinging playboy at times.

Product placement was rich. Editing was snappy and dizzy. Pop rock music blasted in and out - and who on earth still does fade-to-black at the end of a scene?

The film was way too long. Lots of things could have been left on the cutting room floor. It was apparently expensive to make, yet there's a pointless indulgent skiing trip in New Zealand and an unnecessary trip to Yemen at the end.

The interplay between the characters was rather funny at times. The writers certainly have a good way of portraying awkward social situations and funny eccentricities in people we can relate to.

The most unusual thing about this film is that its only mildly amusing for the most part, the scene where he's been interviewed by customs when the credits roll is absolutely hysterical.


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