What Just Happened

What Just Happened

On DVD: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 47 Minutes
Bonus Features

Commentary by Barry Levinson & Art Linson, Deleted Scenes, Behind The Scenes, Casting Sessions, Making Of, & “No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Movie”

Follow Ben a producer, as he frantically tries to keep a one crazy director under control and attempts to get Bruce Willis to shave off his beard. If he doesn’t manage to make these things happen two of his movies could fail. As his phone rings off the hook with people trying to make sure he gets his job done Ben has very little time for his personal life, which has several children and two failed marriages. His life seems to be spinning out of control; but for Ben this is normal for those working in Hollywood.

Yet another satirical comedy trying to expose us to the inner workings of Hollywood and what it takes to get things from the script to the big screen. Everyone is just so kooky, wacky, and oh so very whiney. There’s not a sane one in the bunch and it makes it really hard to relate to any of them. As the story unfolds I found myself very very bored, there is a reason that this stuff happens behind the scenes. The few moments that provided any entertainment came from Michael Wincott as the egotistical director and Bruce Willis refusing to shave and throwing a temper tantrum. If you do happen to catch this one be prepared for it to feel much longer than it really is and really I only see a select few enjoying it enough to watch it more than once. Perhaps this one should have just stayed in book form.

Review by Pandora
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