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Happy Endings (2005)

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

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Nicky
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Javier
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Otis
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Gil
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Diane
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Pam
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Charley at 16 / Tom
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Annette
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Lauren (as Caker Folley)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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29 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Finais Felizes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,311,633 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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Trivia

Maggie Gyllenhaal does her own singing in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jude and Otis were getting ready to have sex in his room, she takes off her pants and in the next scene her pants are back on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charley: [chasing Mamie] Wait! Wait!
Woman Driver: [hits Mamie] My God! Oh my God! Oh my God! I didn't see her! I didn't see her!
Charley: Oh my God!
Woman Driver: Oh my God, I'm so sorry, I didn't see her!
Charley: Do you have a cell? Call 911!
Woman Driver: Oh God.
Passerby: Hey, is she all right?
Charley: I don't know.
Woman Driver: [on phone] 911? Yes, hurry, we need an ambulance quick.
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Special thanks to the Stephen Blake family See more »

Connections

Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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Glimpse
Written by Joey Burns and John Convertino
Performed by Calexico
Courtesy of OUR SOUL, OUR STRENGTH
by arrangement with Bug
Published by LUNADA BAY (BMI) and GOOD CLEAN DIRT (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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"A more unbearable film than Gigli."
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An unsuccessful attempt is made to tie all these loose threads together into one coherent story. Even more irritating than the film's third act triumphs is its lack of faith in moviegoers' intelligence. The surface smoothness can't make up for the deeper flaws...it fails signally in establishing any solid emotional connection with most of the people it portrays. Trouble is, every character is having problems in a homo-hetero-Angeleno world but they lacks substance, each little more than a composite of quirks and one-liners. Happy Endings is the kind of self-conscious puzzle picture in which characters behave in ways that serve the plot but in no way resemble things that actual human beings would be likely to do.


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