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What Happened Was...
What Happened Was...
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WHAT HAPPENED WAS...

Directed by Tom Noonan
United States, 1994
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie’s for dinner one night. As this first date plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment.

Synopsis

Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie’s for dinner one night. As this first date plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment.

Our take

In 1994, the great character actor Tom Noonan took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his remarkable directorial debut. Then the film all but vanished. A razor sharp, brilliantly funny portrait of urban loneliness, this 4K restoration resurrects one of the best independent films of its decade.