Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? Trailer Debut

July 31, 2008
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What Just Happened? Trailer

The full trailer for Barry Levinson's indie drama comedy What Just Happened? has finally debuted. This film about the movie business first premiered at Sundance with an impressive cast and apparently played so poorly that no distributor wanted to even touch it. And since then it's consistently played under the radar with more negative reviews pouring in all the time. Indeed this trailer looks pretty bad, so much so that I really don't even want to see this! It looks like the only two aspects that could be remotely funny are Bruce Willis and Stanley Tucci, the two Jews in the film. I don't know how Levinson and writer Art Linson could screw up so bad, but it looks like they have. Is anyone else interested in seeing this now?

Watch the trailer for What Just Happened?:

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You can also watch the What Just Happened? trailer in High Definition on AOL

What Just Happened? is directed by Barry Levinson, of Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, Bugsy, Wag the Dog, Sphere, and Man of the Year previously. The script was written by producer Art Linson and is based on Linson's book of the same name. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was eventually picked up by Magnolia Pictures. What Just Happened? arrives in limited theaters starting on October 3rd this fall. The poster for the film is featured below.

What Just Happened? Poster

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  • What the fuck? That movie looks really interesting. It also has a song by Buck 65 in the trailer so I'm sold. Get your head in the game Billington!
  • Wow ... What just Happen ?
  • I want watch it.
  • heath
    I have pictures from the filming of this movie. Took them about a year ago when they turned a library into Cannes but never uploaded them. Saw sean penn that day.
  • dave13
    I haven't been this bored since I saw The Happening. ironic how both have 'happen' in their title. and both are boring as hell.
  • SillySil
    I like the poster. XD
  • Are people hating on this cause Billington said that people didn't like it Sundance? Nobody likes anything at Sundance. I don't think it actually exists. I've never been. Have you? It's got a stupid name. Fuck!
  • Sinbad
    DCompose i bow before your mighty logic
  • jeff
    wow. that was boring as hell.
  • Darrin
    this looks alright but i'm not sold.
  • Zack
    It seems like the camera angles are all whacky. When you first see Bruce Willis in the trailer, its always to some strange angle or not focused on him. The trailer also seems to be more confusing than anything. What a weird movie.
  • Phizik
    I agree it doesn't look that bad
  • Coolness
    doesn't look that bad
  • fanboy d
    bruce willis looks like obadiah stane
  • I saw the movie at Cannes and eventhough I didn't expect much of it after the negative buzz coming out of Sundance, I must say that I enjoyed it quite a lot (apparently some bits, including the ending, have been re-edited after Sundance and prior to Cannes, might have made the diffrence). For moviebuffs most of the stuff that's addressed in the movie might be familiar, the general public won't be familiar with what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood. Bruce's role works (and is even more funnier when you realize eveything really happened and Bruce's role is based on Alec Baldwin) and Micjael Wincott's character, a foulmouthed British director, is truly funny. I do completely agree that this trailer doesn't make it look like anything worthwhile, but that's due to the ediitng; this trailer mostly consists of bits from scenes that were actually really funny but are taken out of contect here and suddenly they don't work anymore. Too bad. Will watch the movie again when it comes out though.
  • AJ
    That looks great! I never heard of this before today, but I will definitely be checking it out when it arrives. Reminds me a lot of Short Cuts or The Player.
  • The Brain
    De Niro looks like David Strathairn
  • Roy
    #14: Yup
  • I wanna see that - Sundance my ass!
  • Heckle0
    Yeah doesnt look terrible. I'm kinda curious.
  • theotherbluth
    I think it looks pretty cool. great cast, spoofing hollywood, I'll check it out.
  • Looks pretty bad. Instead how about the upcoming movie THE DEAL with William H. Macy, Jason Ritter and Meg Ryan. VERY funny.
  • kitano0
    At least DeNiro is starring in something that doesn't have him going back to his old tricks...the corrupt cop, the asshole, the psycho...this looks pretty good, I think.
  • egyptnation
    i dunno, this looks pretty funny....
  • ImaginaryVisionary
    Yeah, I think this looks off kilter entertaining. Can't always go with the straight shot comedy about hollywood like America's Sweeathearts. I bet the reason this was so hated at the film festivals is because it's a movie about them. It's easy to hate when it's mocking the world you live in. Much the same way as everyone around here tends to hate the movie genre spoof films that seem to be never ending these days (for good reason I might add, those movies suck).
  • Krug
    I like when Shel Silverstein hits the mirror.
  • sebastian
    can somebody tell what's the name of the song at 1:33min ?!




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