Any Questions for Ben?

Synopsis: Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event, which is also attended by Alex (Rachael Taylor), an old classmate. This rekindles a mutual attraction between them and is also a life-changing event for Ben, as he starts to question his career to date, and where his life is headed. He turns to those around him for support but realization slowly dawns that it is only he who can control his own destiny.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Rob Sitch
Production: Working Dog Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Hey, Tom, how we doing?

OK, one, two, three.

Who's first up out of the...

Who's coming out?

You are. Perfect.

Listen to the music.

Remember, energy.

There's gonna be snow, smoke.

Some fire - that's bad. Report that.

Own This Club

You were amazing! Go out there.

Vingle. Drink responsibly.

Remember, it's 'low carb',

not 'low carbon'.

- They're loving it!

- Oh, yeah?

- Loving it!

- Great!

The slender bottle,

the whole 'it's so hot it's cool' thing.

- 'So cool it's hot'!

- Yeah!

Grab a drink! They won't be happy

until that's empty.


Good job. Seriously. Great job.

Oh, whoa, whoa. Tom, Tom, Tom.

- Give one to your girlfriend.

- Thanks.

And get a girlfriend!

- We did well.

- Yeah. It went OK.

In two years time,

this brand could be anywhere.

You might be right.

I really feel like

we're building something.

Hey, listen.

I should probably tell you,

I'm... I'm actually leaving.

- Really?

- Yeah.

I just... The time's right. That's all.

What, after six months?

Thanks, Ben,

for six months of loyal service.

Well, seven, actually.

Thank you, thank you.

And now he's off

to casual sportswear.

What? Oh, come on!

Like I said in my reference,

if anyone can take

a clapped-out product

from yesteryear

and sell it to 20-something

metrosexuals, it's this guy.

- Thanks.

- Token of our appreciation.

Oh, I didn't get you anything.

- Katey?

- Well, goodbye.

- Oh... goodbye.

- And happy birthday.

Thank you. How'd

you know it was my birthday?

A little Google alert told me.

How'd you know

I wanted a heart-rate monitor?

- I rang Andy.

- How do you know Andy?

Your mum gave me his number.

Mmm... Uh... Katey, Katey, Katey.

I've, uh...

- I kinda met someone.

- You meet girls all the time.

I think this one's serious.

- Hey.

- Just in case you forgot me.

Oh, please.

As if I could forget you...

- Fleur.

- No, I hadn't finished.

I was just gonna...

- Should we grab a table?

- Yep.

- So, what's hot?

- Have you done Peru?

Gracias. Oh, wow.

This one's

the same as yours,

but with a 10-megapixel camera.

- Do you take a lot of photos?

- No. No. But 10?

- Just arrived today.

- Cool.

Only came out in the US,

like, yesterday.

- OK?

- Thank you.

- She's got a boyfriend.

- Understood.

- Have a good one.

- Thanks.


Happy birthday!

- Happy birthday, Ben.

- Hey! Steph!

I... didn't think you'd be here.

We weren't technically going out,

so I wasn't actually dumped.

- Oh, good.

- I'm still angry.

One sec. Put a pin in that.

I wanna hear the end.

- Hey!

- Mwah!

Happy birthday!

- He is gonna get changed, right?

- Yeah.

I didn't get to train this morning.

I've got this new program.

I wanna stick to

my timing intervals...


- Too long?

- Little bit.

- Darling.

- Just some picture frames.

You just need to

put some little photos in.

Or I could just date her.

You know what Sam

started doing at 27?

Talking about himself

in the third person?

This is the year you need to go

from here to here.

- Legally?

- We need to talk.

- And we will.

- We will talk.

Now, where are we off to?

What about Japan?

We've got to do Japan.

- Snowboarding.

- OK!

Are you planning another holiday?

He just finished up work today!

They owed you

short-service leave or?

Cool place.

OK, guys!

Can I get your attention, please?

- Has everyone got a Red Minsk?


Does it actually come from Russia?

New Zealand.

Cheaper potatoes, apparently.

To Ben!

- Are you serious?

- Proud of myself this morning.

Mate, it's Saturday morning.

We just had a party.

Yeah, I know. I was feeling flat.

But a decent hill climb,

it's amazing how good I feel.

The endorphins are pumping

right through my body.

- It's...

- Hi.

And now I feel flat again.

Don't, mate. Hey, don't do that.

- That's my T-shirt.

- Mate.

Your life.

How do you keep doing that?

- Stop that, alright? I envy you.

- No, you don't.

- I do!

- Really?


- Which bit?

- Which bit?

God, where do I start?

All... the whole... thing.

I mean... what you've got with Em.

You know?

That stuff, mate. It...

And a career. Commercial

litigation lawyer. Come on.

Your triathlons.

Triathlons! That's something!

You know? What am I doing?

Dating models, going to openings,

earning twice as much as me.

I don't think it's twice,

but that's what people think I do.

No, that's what you do, Ben.

I live with you.

That's really what you do.

But that stuff doesn't mean

anything, Nick. Not like...

And Em... You know?

You know... Nick, seriously,

you've got it together, mate.

I mean it, you have got it sorted.

- Really?

- You're a cool guy.

- Thanks, mate.

- Alright.

- I'll get dressed.

- Great.

Um... you?

- I've got plans.

- You do?

- Yeah.

- She's...

- Good luck with that.

- Thank you.

Who's having

the porridge with honey

and biodynamic yoghurt

with a side of...

That's me, thank you.

And omelette

with mushroom ragout...

- Me.

... with a side of sourdough toast

- Me.

... and pork and fennel sausage?

Yeah, me. Thanks.

OK, well, dig in.

Sorry. Just this little audition thing.

No, it sounds exciting. What is it?

Uh... I probably won't get it.

- Acting?

- Presenting.

Well, of course.

I mean, made for it.

- You think?

- Yeah, absolutely.

Fingers crossed.

Which bit did you actually do?

Dad, we basically

changed everything -

- What about the vodka?

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Santo Cilauro

Santo Cilauro (born 25 November 1961) is an Australian television and feature film producer, screenwriter, actor, author, comedian and cameraman of Italian descent who is a co-founder of The D-Generation. Known as the weatherman in Frontline, he is also an author and former radio presenter on the Triple M Network, and achieved worldwide fame with the viral video Elektronik Supersonik. more…

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