Any Questions for Ben?


Any Questions for Ben?

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Average Rating: 2.9/5

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For 27-year-old Ben, 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 and Jim 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 whose solution is that they both take another holiday, to his mentor Sam 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 or friends Nick and Em 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.


Critic Reviews for Any Questions for Ben?

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

The whole thing made me nostalgic for Working Dog's sharper days when they would surely have perpetrated all sorts of wickedness at Ben's expense.

Feb 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Working Dog writing group's collaboration feels so organic. This is searching, vulnerable, dramatic, comedy.

Apr 27, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a film made for the 1% who question their sweet life while sitting on a gold plated toilet.

Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

While the film does have its flaws story-wise, the killer dialogue with its uniquely Australian style of wit makes it a true joy to watch.

Feb 11, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Any Questions for Ben? is watchable enough. But it could have been so much more.

Feb 10, 2012 | Full Review…

It's full of the kind of fake insights and sanctimonious crap to be found in magazine self-help columns. Pity, because that's a real fun killer.

Feb 10, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Any Questions for Ben?


Not much happening in the way of a story line. I couldn't really care less about any of these characters. Ben has a nice life, a good job, good friends, and yet he's still unhappy with his lot. He has a few flings, but he can't commit. Until he does. That's pretty much it.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Funny and slightly moving with a great script and lead performance. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

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