The latest from Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man, Avalon, Wag the Dog
) is one of those Hollywood insider comedies that points out the foibles of those in the movie business. Levinson is a seasoned vet, the cast -- Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, Sean Penn, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn, Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis -- is amazing and everybody does solid work (how nice to see De Niro acting again, instead of doing a De Niro impression), but the film drags because it lacks an edge and because too many of the gags are poorly presented. Hollywood making fun of Hollywood is just a sneaky way to justify gazing at their own image in the mirror and most of What Just Happened
plays like little more than a dreary narcissistic workplace dramedy. 113 minutes. DVD INFO: Includes a commentary track, deleted scenes and featurettes.