WHAT HAPPENED WAS ...
Starring: Karen Sillas & Tom Noonan
Genre: Comic Drama
Runtime: 92 minutes
Distributor: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Writer: Tom Noonan
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Owing as much to its roots in improvisational theater as to its modest budget, WHAT HAPPENED WAS ... relies heavily on staging, acting, and dialogue to tell its tale of modern day isolation. For all its careful attention to detail, however, Noonan fails to bring WHAT HAPPENED WAS ... to a satisfying, coherent close. The film goes from broad comedy to drama suddenly and without looking back, almost as if it were two separate films. Although the film is mercifully devoid of much that is questionable in terms of sex, violence and prescient worldview, the discerning viewer should beware of a lengthy scene where a disturbing short story is read which includes passages of cannibalism, incest and child abuse. Some viewers may find it all too much to take, and understandably so.