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Happy Endings (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  5 August 2005 (Canada)
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Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

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An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary filmmaker who claims to know the now-grown child's whereabouts. Written by Anonymous

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All's well that ends swell. See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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5 August 2005 (Canada)  »

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$240,075 (USA) (15 July 2005)

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$1,311,633 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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Maggie Gyllenhaal was not the first choice to play Jude. Gwyneth Paltrow was originally slated to play the part, but dropped out and was replaced by Jennifer Garner. After Garner left the project, Gyllenhaal was awarded the role. See more »

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[first lines]
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Charley: Do you have a cell? Call 911!
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Woman Driver: [on phone] 911? Yes, hurry, we need an ambulance quick.
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Written by Paul Arthur Jenkins, Toby Christensen and Joseph Plummer
Performed by Black Heart Procession
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Good movie. A bit odd, but still good
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife rented this yesterday and we watched it last night. I'd never heard of it. After watching about 15 minutes of it, I thought "What in the world is this," because it was so frenetic. As written in the summary, there are several stories simultaneously being told, and it's kinda hard to keep everything straight. But, after awhile it starts to come together and you begin to pull for one or another of the characters.

I've never watched "Friends," so I haven't seen Lisa Kudrow much, but this was a good performance as a girl who alternates between spineless and fed up. I hadn't seen much of the rest of the cast before, so I can't comment. I also think it's interesting that Tom Arnold was first known for being married to Rosanne Barr, but it seems that lately he's gotten many various supporting roles, enough so that I find myself thinking: "Yeah, he was married to Rosanne whats-her-name?" Anyway, I liked this movie.

Yes, it's bizarre, quirky, odd, whatever you want to call it, but it ends well. It's one to watch. One more thing: it has many spots where there is a black sidebar with kind of "footnote" information. I found myself eventually pausing the DVD to read these things, because I didn't want to miss the music and a bit of action that might be taking place. I wish they would have just paused the movie at these points, and they were worthwhile explanations. Thumbs up!


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