What Just Happened
What Just Happened – Movie Review
What Just Happened is a sharp comedy about two nail-biting, backstabbing, 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. A shrewd tale of a man besieged by people who want him to be all 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.
“Barry Levinson’s latest with Robert De Niro; this film was at Cannes and Sundance and picked up by Magnolia pictures and it is very much an Indy film. Robert De Niro plays a Hollywood producer whose life is falling apart from marriage, love life, and career. DeNiro is good in it; but it needed to be shorter, nastier, or smarter. Two hilarious cameos with Bruce Willis and Sean Penn. Are you going to love it? Probably not. Will it be entertaining? Yes!”