February 3, 2012

Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema

The Sydney premiere of the rom com Any Questions For Ben? enjoyed its premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight.

The weather was wet, but the atmosphere was warm.

St George Open Air Cinema was the venue for the premiere showing, and actress Rachael Taylor did the honours, coming back to Australia especially for the promos.

"Any Questions for Ben?" is a run romantic comedy with sophistication, so if that's your thing, you will love it.

It's the latest feature from Australian tube production company Working Dog, whose previous pictures ("The Castle," "The Dish") were also helmed by co-founder Rob Sitch.

Marketing dude Ben (Lawson), whose going nowhere life is filled with booze and casual sex.

Human-rights lawyer Alex (Rachael Taylor), a former classmate of Ben's, passes through his life from time time time.

The final scenes of the flick are fortunately really well written.

Rom com lovers should put this in their "must see" list. Lots of fun.


For 27-year-old Ben (Josh Lawson), life couldn’t be better. A well paid job, friends, parties, girls and nothing to tie him down. But when he is invited back to his old school to join several other ex-students including Alex (Rachael Taylor) and Jim (Ed Kavalee) in talking about their personal achievements, something goes wrong. Ben is the only speaker not to be asked a question by the school kids. This triggers a year of soulsearching and looking for answers in all the wrong places.

From his best friend Andy (Christian Clark) whose solution is that they both take another holiday, to his mentor Sam (Lachy Hulme) who loans him a sports car in the belief that there’s nothing like excessive speed to resolve emotional turmoil. Not even Ben’s father (Rob Carlton) or friends Nick (Daniel Henshall) and Em (Felicity Ward) can offer much in the way of meaningful guidance.

Of course, it’s not easy seeking enlightenment in nightclubs, or on the ski fields of New Zealand, and when you start dating a Russian tennis star things can get really complicated. As the poster boy for a generation desperate to tick every box, Ben begins to suspect that the meaning of life may well reside in the things he's already doing - and a girl he used to know.

A Roadshow Films release of a Working Dog production. (International sales: Working Dog, Melbourne.) Produced by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Michael Hirsh, Rob Sitch. Directed by Rob Sitch. Screenplay, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Sitch.

With: Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall, Felicity Ward, Christian Clark, Jodi Gordon, David James, Ed Kavalee, Rob Carlton, Tracy Mann, Lachy Hulme, Chantelle Raleigh, Alan Brough, Liliya May, Tom Carmody.

Distributor: Roadshow Films
Cinema Release: 9 Feb 2012


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