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The Happy Housewife (2010)
"De gelukkige huisvrouw" (original title)

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Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband's job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word 'emancipation' simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the ... See full summary »

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Lea
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Harry
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Beau
René van 't Hof ...
Verpleger Rene
Isis Cabolet ...
Cynthia
Rik Launspach ...
Dr. Kallenback
Jaap Spijkers ...
Theo
Bert Luppes ...
Dr. Mulder
Catharina Haverkamp ...
Mevrouw Schreuder
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk ...
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk
Anke Engels ...
Corine
Joke Tjalsma ...
Moeder Henriette
Eric van der Donk ...
Meneer Zevenhoven
Martijn Nieuwerf ...
Dieter
Gijs de Lange ...
Vader
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Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband's job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word 'emancipation' simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present - firmly back on track. Written by Holland Film

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The neighborhood featured in the opening shot, and thus where Lea and Harry live is the "overgooi" in Almere. See more »

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Referenced in RTL Boulevard: Episode #10.171 (2010) See more »

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For Bitter Or Worse
Written by Anouk Teeuwe, Martin Gjerstad, Aben Eubanks, Tore Johansson
Performed by Anouk Teeuwe
Courtesy of EMI
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van houten is great!
11 March 2011 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I was debating whether or not to walk into this movie. I had no idea what this movie was about and I was tired and there was another movie I wanted to watch at the local film festival. Sometimes in life though...you make good decisions, and I'm so glad I took the plunge.

I have to say that the main reason to watch this film is for Carice Van Houten's wonderful performance. She covers the gamut of emotions as Lea, a happily married woman confronting her own demons and emotions after the undergoing the traumatic birth of her first child. She takes her character in directions that are totally unexpected. It is vibrant and wonderful. There is an initial prejudice, of course, in that she so very attractive, physically, but she portrays Lea so convincingly, with so many dimensions....that as the movie went along, she became even more beautiful, if that's possible. At the end of the film, you felt as if you've been cleansed.

The idea that there are so many good movies out there, so many good books, so much good art..that I have not yet encountered makes me excited. I'm so happy that there is always the possibility of finding small gems like this out there, made by people with great care, for the betterment of the world.


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