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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I just don't careBy a customer from Reading , 31 Oct 2008A film that fails to engage on every level. It is full of a bunch of Americans who talk, talk, talk, and hardly do anything. It is like an extended episode of friends with fewer jokes, and I don't even think friends is funny!
The film follows several relationships - straight, gay and inbetween. The 'comedy' is delivered through several explanatory text pop-ups that rapidly get irritating. I guess the director thought quirky and original - Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chapman did better in the days before sound.
There is nothing new, or original in this film, or particulary funny. Buffalo 66 offers a far wittier commentary on relationships in modern America, as does Shortbus.
A Comedy?By Sambi (216 reviews) from Carmarthen , 18 Oct 2008I think the blurb claims this as a comedy. Certainly looking at the cast one would reckon that of might get a few laughs. Unfortunately this wordy, tedious, lacking spark and tension film is worth a miss. The story is convuluted and unlikely . How or why this was made beats me. Do yourself a favour and watch something else.
Bit hit and missBy Matters (139 reviews) from West Malling, Kent , 22 Aug 2008This film is a bit hit and miss. Some bits work brilliantly and others you just wait to end. Personally, this kind of multi-strand storytelling, is better suited to television. That's the chief thing I felt whilst watching, put this in a four hour mini-series, give some more back story to some of the characters and let them go.
It wasn't as fun as The Opposite of Sex, with no Deedee uber-bitch to liven things up and supply a wry voiceover. The title-cards were twee as was the ending, but it still had a charm to it. The cast were good, the writing could have been crisper and one or two good one liners would have helped. I enjoyed it, but it's not a film I'd ever watch again.
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INTRIGUING INDIE FILMBy a customer from Sussex , 09 Aug 2008Worth watching as it's very different from the usual Hollywood stuff and proves that Lisa Kudrow can do serious acting.
There are pop up captions throughout the film giving background and future lives of the characters which gives it an extra edge.
A black comedy I suppose would be the best description, but it's a hard film to define.
WonderfulBy DianeP (7 reviews) from ilchester , 28 Jul 2008What a great film ! Basicly it's lots of stories in one. When you become an adult you have to think about having children at some point, what you decide will follow you around forever. Watched it with my teenager, gave us lots to talk about.