1000 dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul
I hadn't read much about What Just Happened and walked into the
screening, knowing from the poster that it had Robert De Niro with a
host of others and the person at the helm was Barry Levinson whose
Rainman is a favourite of mine. It turned out to be another instance of
my liking a movie primarily because I knew very little about it to
begin with. I'd have been taken by this inside take on the workings of
Hollywood either way though. Ben (De Niro), a Hollywood producer
reflects on the fortnight that was and the events that had transpired
to bring him here. It's been a ride to remember for the ageing Ben on
many fronts - personal as well as professional. The people in his life,
a nightmarish schedule and the frustration at having to juggle numerous
issues beginning to tell on the protagonist constitute the flow of the
Two things stood out for me - the fact that there were no 'inside
references or jokes' that tend to be indecipherable for the normal
viewer (one familiar with the fickle nature of Hollywood but
uninterested in snippets or trivia) and Ben being an everyday guy
despite his status. I braced myself for the first once the movie's
theme was apparent. Finding hardly anything of irritable or
inconsequential depth came as a surprise. Inside takes can get caught
up within the intended framework and fail to reach out to any sizeable
audience. There are very few specific nods or references here; for the
most part it is generic stereotypes that abound. It works - contrary to
bombarding the viewer with a cavalcade of information, this one invites
participation just as any piece of fiction that reminisces should. The
second might come across as a given for most people given that Robert
De Niro plays the lead. True but it isn't something all actors manage
to do (even the ones accorded his status). If there's been a constant
in his career, it's been this - his ability to portray characters in a
way that make audiences relate to them. This is reinforced here.
Bruce Willis and Sean Penn's exaggerated versions of themselves add to
the hilarity of the proceedings..
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what just happened has great actors.
sadrayi watch The Perfect Storm movie
i added before..
this... did not just happened.
This movie is bad, bad, bad. I was so bored that i stopped watching it
in a half hour. I don't know if this movie is trying to show the
audience how in need of good movies Hollywood is or the director was
just trying to make something different that didn't came out right.
I really don't like that Sean Penn and Bruce Willis were playing
themselves. What was that for? I really don't know how a movie with so
many good actors could just be so bad.
I rented it mainly because Robert de Niro was in it, well, when i saw
that Kristen Stewart was also in it i doubted, but i decided to get it.
Robert de Niro did not good at all, I mean lately he is not doing good
movies, i don't know what has happened to old de Niro!
I have nothing else to say apart from DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME..