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

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After giving birth to her first child, a happily married woman sees her picture-perfect life spiral out of control.

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Lea
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Beau
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Cynthia
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Harry
Jaap Spijkers ...
Theo
René van 't Hof ...
Verpleger Rene
Maike Meijer ...
Zus Brigit
Bert Luppes ...
Dr. Mulder
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk ...
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk
Myranda Jongeling ...
Machteld
Martijn Nieuwerf ...
Dieter
Rik Launspach ...
Dr. Kallenback
Reinier Bulder ...
Huisarts
Anke Engels ...
Corine
Dorijn Curvers ...
Kraamhulp Joke
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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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€1,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Featured in Eén tegen 100: Episode #10.1 (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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Excellent performance, a movie with a meaning
22 December 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

For all those people who have read the description of this movie, discard everything you've read. I got the DVD in as a gift from my employer and wasn't too thrilled about it, but still took time to see it. The characters are very likable, at least most of them. Carice van Houten did an excellent performance as 'Lea' the main character. She had a very hard time giving birth, she was exhausted both mentally and physically which lead to a state of depression and somewhat hatred towards her 3 day old son. The story starts out happy and shows the life of a young carefree couple, both with successful careers. This scenario changes quickly after the birth of 'Junior'. A compelling series of events follows, 'Harry' Lea's husband can't trust Lea around her son anymore and consists that she gets treated in a mental institution. Her problems have a deeper background, the hunt for her problems have begun. ~ Overall was it a nice movie to watch, mainly because of the good performances and the urge to find out what causes Lea's problems. Between all the drama, Lea was able to show humor and progression, this element of the movie kept you watching it with content, the 2 hours flew by quicker than i thought. Story: 7/10 Performance: 9/10 Humor: 8.5/10 Technical: 8/10


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