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What Happens Next (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 7 February 2012 (USA)
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Paul, a closeted and self-unaware CEO in his 50's, retires and begins falling for a younger man half his age whom he meets in a dog park.

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Jay Arnold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly S. Fairbanks Kimberly S. Fairbanks ... Claire
Ariel Shafir ... Brian
James Duke Mason James Duke Mason ... Zack
Megan Hilty ... Ruthie
Darrin Baker ... Harry
Michael Blaustein ... Robbie the Hairdresser
David J. Bonner ... Chip
Christina Broccolini Christina Broccolini ... Sam
Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell ... Hot Park Guy
Janet Carroll ... Gloria
Benjamin T. Cook Benjamin T. Cook ... Young Andy
Jason L. Courson Jason L. Courson ... Jason the Florist
Justin Destefano Justin Destefano ... Evan
Rappin' 4-Tay ... Driver (as Anthony Forte)
Steven Hauck ... Albert
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At age 55, Philadelphia CEO Paul Grecco decides to make changes in his life, including the sale of his company, and that terrifies him. He was right to be terrified, because the new owners force him to retire early. His sister, Elise decides that the best things for him is a puppy she has gotten him, and dating the women that Elise sets Paul up with. It's funny though, but Paul finds himself disinterested in the women Elise fixes him up with, and oddly fascinated by a young man he meets while walking his new puppy in the park across from his condo. Paul has never really thought about dating or sex before, with anyone, so now what should he do? Written by trivwhiz

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You can't have it all.....or can you?

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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You Can't Have It All See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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'Jon Lindstrom (I)' portrays Paul, who has not had a dog since childhood, retires and is given a dog by his sister, and must adjust, begrudgingly to having a dog as an adult, which is ironic considering Lindstrom appeared in Must Love Dogs (2005). See more »

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Paul: [voiceover] My day starts at 6:30 AM. I don't need an alarm clock. I wake up every day and dress for my role as CEO. That means fifty tailored suits at all times. Right now I have fifty-four. Dress shirts - very important: one-twenty-eight; crisp white - always best; an occasional pale yellow or blue. Now, a tie says everything about a man. Silk. Ties should only be silk: eighty stripes; a dozen solids. Oh, and one rogue paisley my sister bought me in Palm Beach - probably hammered ...
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References Batman Begins (2005) See more »

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Ride With Me
Written by Nadia Ali, Steven Lee Vavrosky, Vincent di Pasquale
Published by Smile in Bed Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
As Performed by Nadia Ali
©(p) 2009 Smile in Bed, LLC. Courtesy of Smile in Bed, LLC.
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Pleasant and Enjoyable
10 April 2013 | by mdnjr70See all my reviews

This movie by no means will win an Oscar, however, it is a sweet story that I found very refreshing. They don't rely on sex or your typical "hot guys" and nudity, as most gay movies do. There are some continuity errors (they are forgivable) and some of the dialog may be a little forced. The story however is the saving grace. I like the message it has and I like that they didn't make any of the characters victims or whinny. You know going in how this movie will end and it doesn't disappoint. I thought the main cast did a very good job Wendie Malick was great to watch and you could see she was having fun with the role. Jon Lindstrom played the part very uptight as it should be. The Character is in his 50s and was a CEO if you expect him to be anything but conservative and uptight then you haven't worked with many CEOs (Tech Company CEO's don't count). Chris Murrah was very good and again it was nice to see a younger gay character that I would consider a more normal slightly above average in looks person. He was something that I think everyone could relate too. If you want to watch a good movie with a nice story and characters that you can relate to then definitely watch this.


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