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Happy Endings

5 Ratings: 3.0
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   "It's a comedy, sort of," a title card announces at the start ofHappy Endings--just after Mamie (Lisa Kudrow) has been hit by a car. So it is, but talk about an unhappy beginning! Never fear, writer/director Don Roos will fulfill … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: R
5 reviews about Happy Endings
review by . June 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I appreciate the quirky filmmaking techniques used in Happy Endings, from the text narration to the disconnected storylines and split-screens. The personal stories are generally pretty entertaining, from the Mexican gigolo to the homosexual couples. Sometimes they go a bit too over the top. Maggie Gyllenhaal's acting style comes across as trying too hard. It's never really clear what her characters motives are, except for being as obnoxious and sleazy as possible. Overall,3.5 stars.
review by . January 06, 2007
As others have indicated, HAPPY ENDINGS just has a few TOO MANY storylines going on. It is inevitable that some of them get short shrift. I'd say the story line about the lesbian couple working on having a child that might or might not be the offspring of one partner in a male couple feels just a little contrived and a bit uninteresting. That's a bit of shame, because the result is that Laura Dern is wasted.    The primary "plot" deals with Lisa Kudrow's character, who gave up …
review by . September 05, 2006
I liked this film because it really was interesting to see how everything got connected. The director and writer Don Roos did a great job with the beginning of the film by immediately grabbing every one's attention! It had so many stories that you had to keep up with and they all did get solved in the end but if you weren't paying attention or thinking then you would have missed one or two of them.     While the story is very interesting and does keep the audience focused, by …
review by . July 14, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Film technique, excellent cast, excellent acting      Cons: Ending just a bit too tidy      The Bottom Line: Tranche de vie film exploring suspicion, disappointment, and resolve in a mature way.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      Happy Endings surprised me. I knew very little about it when I requested it from Netflix, but I was pretty much expecting a fluff …
review by . November 20, 2005
Writer/director Don Loos has the corner on bizarre, wiggly, frustrating, veritas-infused glimpses at the absurdity of human 'communications/relationships' happening right now. His previous writings (some with direction credits) include 'The Opposite of Sex', 'Boys on the Side', 'Love Field', and 'Bounce', all of which explore the desperate need for regular people to find just a hint that their time on the planet makes a difference - at least in some small way despite their larger delusions. His …
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