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What Just Happened

Rating:R (for language, some violent images, sexual content and some drug material)
Genre:Comedy, Comedy, Drama, Drama
Release Date:October 17, 2008
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn
Director:Barry Levinson, Barry Levinson, Barry Levinson
Producer:Robert De Niro, Art Linson, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Art Linson, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Art Linson, Jane Rosenthal
Writer:Art Linson, Art Linson, Art Linson
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Pictures

Web Site: http://www.whatjusthappenedfilm.com/

Description: "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...

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