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Happy Endings (2005)

 -  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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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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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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During the scene (1:21) when Charley and Gil are looking for something to watch on TV, the movie Secretary (2002) is listed, which also starred Maggie Gyllenhaal. See more »

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[first lines]
Charley: [chasing Mamie] Wait! Wait!
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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.
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Over Your Shoulder
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Performed by Calexico
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Happy Endings Do Exist...They're Just Not The Fairy-Tale Kind
16 December 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Don Roos's 'Happy Endings' is a splendid comedy drama about complex people and their complicated relationships and pursuit for significance. It tells the story of lost people who are in search of something to feel important. Saying more would be giving out too much but as the viewer travels along with these characters in their search for happiness we learn how they find something to hold on to and that a happy ending need not necessarily be the fairy tale ending that we all know does not exist. In my humble opinion, this movie has one of the best endings. Don Roos comes up with a totally original complex and he tells the story beautifully. The execution is superb and I liked reading the captions. His quirky characters are richly defined and even though they are not always likable, they are sympathetic. The soundtrack is wonderful and it introduces Maggie Gyllenhaal's singing talents. Clark Mathis's cinematography is first rate. A cast could not get any better than having Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Jason Ritter, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Sutcliff, Johnny Galecki and Maggie Gyllenhaal in one film. All of them perform excellently. This should be proof enough that Lisa Kudrow can carry a film as lead actress. Coogan too is very convincing as Mamie's stepbrother. Gyllenhaal and Bradford prove that they are two of the finest actors of the current generation. Laura Dern is very effective in a small role and I like how Tom Arnold plays the incredibly naive do-gooder dad . I have already watched 'Happy Endings' a couple of times and it doesn't get old. I don't know if it's the kind of movie that would appeal to a majority of the general movie watchers but it is one of my all time favourite films and I look forward to anything by Don Roos.


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