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What Just Happened? (2008)

2 Ratings: 1.5
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Somebody once dubbed Hollywood "the Dream Factory";What Just Happenedaims to make sad, occasionally zany comedy of the proposition that unreality is the keynote of Hollywood as place, process, and lifestyle. Art Linson wrote it, and as producer ofThe … see full wiki

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2 reviews about What Just Happened? (2008)
review by . December 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
"Great performance by Robert di Niro!"  "The real inside scoop on Hollywood!"    I have two words to say:  WHO CARES?    This is the sort of film where "names" play themselves playing out their "name" personae. And their agents' nieces have walk-on roles. I'll bet the oohs and whoahs were audible from Venice Beach to Palm Springs when "Cheney Lynne Finkelstein" was spotted at the third table behind di Niro in the restaurant scene. She was …
review by . October 23, 2008
Since most audiences are not part of the Hollywood system, it's difficult to say how effective "What Just Happened" really is. While it's generally entertaining as a brooding comedy, director Barry Levinson and writer Art Linson (who adapted his own novel) have made film that seems less like a satire and more like a commentary, painting a picture so unflattering that it's likely to frighten aspiring filmmakers. Those of us not in the film industry--myself included--essentially have to take their …
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