What Just Happened

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"What Just Happened" is about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer--as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job. This is the tale of a man besieged by people who want him all to be sorts of things--a money maker, an ego buster, a...

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Starring

Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (R), for language, some violent images, sexual content and some drug material
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 47 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

"What Just Happened" is about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer--as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job. This is the tale of a man besieged by people who want him all to be sorts of things--a money maker, an ego buster, a bad news breaker, an artistic champion, a loyal husband, an all-knowing father, not to mention sexy, youthful and tuned-in--everything except for the one thing he and all the preposterously behaved people he's surrounded by really are: bumbling human beings just trying to survive by any means necessary. Ben is already in over his head trying to balance the tug-of-war of having two ex-wives and two different families with his latest business venture--the boldly "visionary" movie "Fiercely," starring Sean Penn--when everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy. Somehow amidst all the madness, treachery, deceit, runaway egos, rampant commercialism, personal politics and atrocious behavior of America's dream-making machinery, Ben has to find a way not just to make it to Cannes with a finished film, but to cope...

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 47 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, October 31, 2008-Limited
    Friday, October 17, 2008-Limited
  • MPAA Rating
    (R), for language, some violent images, sexual content and some drug material
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Producer(s)
    Robert De Niro, Art Linson, Jane Rosenthal
  • Director(s)
    Barry Levinson
  • Writer(s)
    Art Linson
  • Studio
    Magnolia Pictures
  • Format(s)
    2D

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