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This Is Happening (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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THIS IS HAPPENING tells the story of an estranged brother and sister (played by James Wolk and Mickey Sumner) forced to go on the road together to track down their fugitive grandmother (... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Wolk ... Philip
Mickey Sumner ... Megan
Rene Auberjonois ... Cal Plotz
Judd Nelson ... Steven
Cloris Leachman ... Estelle
Emily Tremaine ... Ashley
Mike Wade ... Derek
Shabana Shah Shabana Shah ... Groovie's Groupie
Kenny Apel ... Mini Mart Hobo
Jacqueline Jandrell ... Woman (rumored)
Doc Farrow ... Orderly (as J DOC Farrow)
Zarin Khan Zarin Khan ... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blake Lindsley ... Waitress
Dina Lynne Morishita ... Nurse
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THIS IS HAPPENING tells the story of an estranged brother and sister (played by James Wolk and Mickey Sumner) forced to go on the road together to track down their fugitive grandmother (Cloris Leachman). What begins as a comedic tale of a broken family forced to come together under the pressures of an absentee father (Judd Nelson) evolves into a journey about learning to find your family in order to find yourself.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

This Is Happening See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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When Phil is driving into Washington State from the south he passes an exit sign for "4th Plain Blvd." A few minutes later he passes a sign that says "Welcome to Washington." 4th Plain Blvd. comes after the Welcome sign when entering Washington from the south. See more »

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Brilliant Movie
18 August 2017 | by MarieSee all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie and watched it without any expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. Philip, the downtrodden good son (James Wolk) is given the responsibility by his father (Judd Nelson) of placing his opinionated grandmother Estelle (Cloris Leachman) in a retirement home. He reluctantly agrees, only to find that his wayward sister Megan (Mickey Summer) decides to tag along for reasons known only to her, resulting in a feel good road trip movie complete with a stash of pot of good measure. Cloris Leachman truly shines as the cantankerous grandmother with a heart, and there are some laugh out loud moments too. The entire cast are perfectly placed in their parts and add richness to an otherwise standard road movie. This really deserves more credit than it's given imo, but hey, check it out for yourself, you might like it


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