What Happens Next (2011)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0

USA, 2011.  Jaded Creative Productions.  Screenplay by Jay Arnold, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jay Arnold, .  Music by . Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

A wealthy and successful CEO () sells his business and retires in his early 50s, his new life of leisure addended by the purchase of a puppy that his sister () gives him.  He takes his pet to the park outside his swanky building every day and, sitting on a park bench, meets a cute young man () with whom he begins an easy friendship that eventually turns to love.  He has never had a significant relationship with a woman in his entire life but it is only now that he realizes he’s gay, but there are challenges ahead given that his young charge is totally into older dudes but is not into being closeted or ashamed.  This movie’s plot has opportunities to be both sweet and wonderfully sexy but avoids them all, focusing on terrible dialogue that is spread out over incredibly boring scenes where little is accomplished.  There is never any chemistry between any of the performers and they all seem lost in a fog as to what they are doing, while the illogical plotting and characterizations betray a filmmaker who never gets beyond a vague concept of the story he is looking to tell.

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