Happy Endings details
|Starring:||Steve Coogan, David Sutcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, Tom Arnold, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Ritter, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Mar 2006|
|Dubbed:||French, Spanish, Hungarian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Estonian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Ignore that other daft review! Excellent film!By Cath from Coventry, UK , 08 Apr 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I picked this film from the rental library based on the cast, and it was a really pleasant surprise. It is a character ensemble piece, with several inter-weaving storylines - nearly all of which I enjoyed a lot. Lisa Kudrow teams up with her Opposite of Sex director Don Roos, and gets another great role. I haven't taken to Maggie Gyllenhaal as much in any of her other roles, she was good here, and has a nice singing voice too.
UK fans, don't expect Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan does some proper acting, and actually does pretty well, without having to do too much.
The performances and characters are what really held my interest. Jason Ritter, Jesse Bradford, Tom Arnold are all good. Laura Dern and 24's Sarah Clarke are a little underused, but this in a really involving drama, with a few laughs too.
One thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the on screen comments telling us what was happening. A little annoying.
This is one for fans of Short Cuts or Magnolia, or anyone who enjoys interesting dramas.
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No beginningsBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 01 Aug 2011What is it all about? I thought that I may have gone to sleep somewhere and that is why I could not understand the film. But no! No sleep, just a film that is pieced together in such a way that it makes it extremely hard to follow.
I deserve a medal for sticking it out until the happy end. The happy displays my feeling that it was over.
It's a sick, sick bondBy studleydave (165 reviews) from Norwich , 07 Mar 2011I really didn't know what to expect of this movie, and now I've seen it I really don't know what to make of it!
That said, the unpredictability of life came across well, and the absurdity of some of the threads did make it seem like it might pull through.
Although it was trying to be quirky, it felt confused in it's presentation, and perhaps a little too clever in it's intertwined and complex storyline.
Despite some good acting, and good actors, the character development was pretty shoddy as a result, and was given mostly to the irritating and distracting text that kept coming on screen to 'help' you understand what and whom you were watching.
There were some comic moments in the film, and at times you get a glimpse of what the movie could have been if the Director put down the pot, and stopped popping those pills!
Not a film I'd watch again. And not a film I would classify as a Comedy.
Strong cast but a bit messyBy a customer from Surrey , 27 Feb 2011Chuckled on and off through the film but found it a bit messy and sometimes hard to follow the strands that seemed to me to go off on wierd tangents - probably missed something or not that bright! But it was a strong cast who held up fairly well.
Rather forgettable....By a customer from Kent , 12 Aug 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI chose this film because I usually like Maggie Gyllenhall and Lisa Kudrow but this film was sadly, bitty, very wordy, over complicated and WAAAYYYY too long!
I do remember a few mild moments of mirth and one or two slightly shocking bits but other than that, barely 2 weeks on, I can barely remember the basic plot - if there was one!!
Really not one to get excited about
Ignore radio times review, this is a decent filmBy sherriffflood (45 reviews) from Reading , 30 Mar 2010I hate most american 'rom coms' and was glad to see this didn't deserve to have the same label. I found it an entertaining and well thought out drama. I especially enjoyed maggie's performance.