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Happiness Runs (2010)

 |  Drama  |  7 May 2010 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joni Barth ...
Rachel's Mom
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Jenny
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Victor's Father
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Little Mackie
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Pete
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Nancy
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Jake
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Chad's Dad
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Hypnotist
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Becky
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Sam (as Zia Harris)
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Loni LiPuma ...
Rachel's Friend
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Victor's Mother
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Chad's Mom
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A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "running." Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all their worldly possessions. Victor's childhood love, Becky, returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions of Becky's death, is desperate to save her and himself by escaping from the polygamous cult. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. To afford an escape, Victor tries to sell weed but is cut out by rivals competing for Becky's affection. Finally, Victor is torn between getting money from his mother who is entirely under Insley's influence, dealing with the ... Written by Strand Releasing

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Generation Lost

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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$2,674 (USA) (7 May 2010)

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$6,051 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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Becky: They never planned for the future. They weren't supposed to get old and we were never supposed to grow up. The lost, the unwanted, and the abused came here with the purest of intentions, to build a place where there would be no rules, other than a peaceful existence. There are no couples for them. For them, there is only the moment. They tried to raise us to be perfect in their perfect new world and for a moment, maybe it worked. But I think they finally saw their own shortsightedness and ...
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Written by Ian Curtis (as Ian Kevin Curtis), Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Joy Division
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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Best movie that I've seen recently
5 August 2010 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Wow! That was a masterpiece, a piece of art. I am very much delighted. Wonderful photography, beautiful music, the lost generation was nicely shown. I would give an Oscar to the man who made this movie and to the girl who played Becky. The movie was flowing with my soul - an art - that's what that was. Everything was portrayed poetically.

I am a kind of person who hates vulgar things and nudity but that wasn't bothering me at all in this movie. I am putting it to my favorite movies collection.

I just re-watched it for a second time and I enjoyed it again. It really is one of the best movies I've ever watched, I don't remember any other movie which would be a pure ART like this one. The whole movie is like a beautiful video clip painting sad emotions perfectly. I could relate a lot with the main character Victor.


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