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Old 09-11-08, 08:04 PM
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What Just Happened? (Levinson, 2008): De Niro, Sean Penn comedy

What Just Happened? is a winningly sharp comedy 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. Academy Award® winning director Barry Levinson reunites with Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro and leading producer Art Linson, who wrote the screenplay based on his bestselling memoir. They all join with an all-star cast in this rollicking, shrewd 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.
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Quite the cast in this one.

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Old 09-11-08, 10:23 PM
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Isn't Bruce Willis the 2nd star in this movie? I saw the trailer over the weekend but all I remembered was DeNiro and Willis. Looks surprisingly funny.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Isn't Bruce Willis the 2nd star in this movie? I saw the trailer over the weekend but all I remembered was DeNiro and Willis. Looks surprisingly funny.
Yeah, looks like it's the De Niro/Willis show, Sean Penn was barely in the trailer. I posted the thread title before watching it.
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Re: What Just Happened? (Levinson, 2008): De Niro, Sean Penn comedy

I was surprised there was only 2 replies to this thread with a movie with De Niro, Penn, and directed by Barry Levinson.

I rented it and it had a couple of good laughs.

De Niro is in almost every scene and Penn does not have a lot of screen time though he is central to the plot of the movie.

Bruce Willis the same thing but not a lot of screen time.

It is De Niros movie and Catherine Keener has a big role.
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Re: What Just Happened? (Levinson, 2008): De Niro, Sean Penn comedy

I enjoyed it. I read the book a couple years back so it was funny to see Bruce Willis act like Alec Baldwin from The Edge (Alec didn't want to shave his beard neither).

Not laugh out loud funny, but it was good for a few laughs, and the performances were great.
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Re: What Just Happened? (Levinson, 2008): De Niro, Sean Penn comedy

I thought it was okay, a few good laughs. If you get a chance read the book, its got some great behind the scenes stories from the industry.
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Re: What Just Happened? (Levinson, 2008): De Niro, Sean Penn comedy

The movie started off great, but then just petered out. And the scene where Willis had a meltdown in the dressing room was absolutely horrible. Just painful to watch. He overacted and the damn scene just went on for-fucking-ever.

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