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What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

 -  Comedy  -  24 May 1968 (USA)
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

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Pete
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Liz
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Barney
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Aida
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J. Gardner Monroe
Nathaniel Frey ...
Conrad
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The Mayor
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Dr. Shapiro
Jeanne Arnold ...
Gertrude
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Morty Gunty ...
Sgt. Gunty
Joe Ponazecki ...
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Frank Campanella ...
Capt. Wallace
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Mrs. Schwartz
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

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It's good for what bugs you!!! (and what's so bad about that?) See more »

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Thelma Ritter's final film; her screen debut, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), was also directed by George Seaton, making Ritter one of a handful of actors to be directed by the same person in both their first and last films. See more »

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Pete: Hey listen.
Liz: To what, the traffic?
Pete: Kids laughing.
Liz: You know *why* they're laughing? 'Cause they're not old enough to read the newspaper. You take a look at the front page and then try laughing. The world's a stinking, hopeless mess! Oh, Pete, you're sick.
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Silly but fun

This movie was very silly but fun and actually a little thought-provoking. Mary Tyler Moore and George Peppard play two hippies who live with several of their friends in a dingy New York apartment. Their only goal in life is to "tune in and drop out" of mainstream society. After a toucan carrying a "happy virus" infects them, however, they "clean up" their acts, and begin to dress and act like your typical 60's establishment types. Moore and Peppard begin to think about marriage and children. The virus spreads all over New York City and people begin to be nice to one another. This alarms the makers of such products as alcohol, tobacco and gambling since demand for these begins to plummet! I always liked the scenes where rude New Yorkers begin to treat each other with respect and kindness, and the "hippy pad" was intriguing to me as a little kid. It wasn't just the silliness of the movie, though, that I liked. It actually made me think about how just waving a wand and making everyone happy would have a lot of unintended consequences. It was an early introduction for me to the economic concept of opportunity costs.


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