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What Just Happened (2008)

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What Just Happened, Moon Bloodgood, ... | ROBERT DE NIRO AND MOON BLOODGOOD
ROBERT DE NIRO AND MOON BLOODGOOD

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2008; Limited Release: Oct 17, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 110 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Robert De Niro; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

In this Hollywood satire, adapted from Art Linson's 2002 book of the same name, Robert De Niro stars as a beleaguered producer tasked with convincing Bruce Willis — who plays himself — to shave his slovenly caveman beard for a role. He also must contend with the loose-cannon director of a violent Sean Penn movie (Michael Wincott), an icy studio exec (Catherine Keener), and his own estranged wife (Robin Wright Penn). If making a movie is like assembling a sandwich, says veteran filmmaker Levinson (Diner), then the producer is the hold-it-all-together ''mayonnaise. He's not just some slick guy!''
OUR TWO CENTS Despite its impressive cast, the movie failed to connect with audiences at Sundance or Cannes. Too insider-y for the masses?

Originally posted Aug 14, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints