Actors: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about What Happened Was...|
|Basically a two-person drama about a bad first date. Jackie and Michael are slightly-acquainted officeworkers in a large New York law firm who meet for dinner at her apartment. Over the course of the film, their loneliness, neuroticisms, and outright fears tumble out of them despite their hopes of connecting and becoming close. Noonan wrote, directed, and stars; Sillas, who showed promise in the shortlived TV police drama set in Portland, "Under Suspicion," is astonishing in a small, mostly slow-paced film that builds from odd nervous laughs to searing bleakness.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of What Happened Was...|
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Time/era of movie:
Inner struggle or disability
- (General) search for meaning/identity
If a parody... of
- new yorkers
- (man) very skinny
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- Some foul language
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