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LAist Movie Review: What Just Happened

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Did you just fart? Yeah, Robert. I did. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

There are delicately few films that choose to tackle the other side of the silver screen. There's something strangely cannibalistic about the whole process, as behemoth studios coil inside themselves to capture the blood and guts that go into any motion picture. Perhaps it's cathartic, and allows the greater movie industry to shed it's old cinematic skin and move forward, off into the underbrush.

Or maybe it's because movie producers are fucking nuts.

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More than likely it's a little bit of both, and What Just Happened does a fair job capitalizing on this dichotomy. Punctuated by moments of hilarity, introspection, obscurity, and lowest common denominator comedy, at points you may be wondering if there is enough hot air left in the balloon to float. There is, but it's due in large part to the star power that helps to lighten the load.