It's early July in Philadelphia. Childhood trauma has its hold on Harris Malden: he has no facial hair, so to compensate, he draws a mustache or beard on his face every morning, and he ... See full summary »
It's early July in Philadelphia. Childhood trauma has its hold on Harris Malden: he has no facial hair, so to compensate, he draws a mustache or beard on his face every morning, and he won't leave his neighborhood. His younger brother, Melvin, his best friend Paul, who lives next door, Paul's grandmother, and the entire neighborhood play along. But at the party for his 25th birthday, Paul's new girlfriend Susan points out to Harris that his mustache is a fake. This causes a crisis in Harris and threatens the friendship with Paul. Meanwhile, Melvin is trying to break into TV commercials. Hair, honesty, growing up, and moving on challenge each character and each relationship. Written by
One scene in the film had to be re-shot almost ten months after "Happy Birthday, Harris Malden" wrapped production due to an unfortunate "desktop cleanup" accident. Sweaty Robot chooses to keep the actual scene a secret, as it blends seamlessly. See more »
I just saw this tonight and I've gotta say that it could not have possibly been better as far as I'm concerned. It could be compared to something like Super Troopers, only this movie didn't need to use weed and compromising situations in order to be funny, don't get me wrong I love Super Troopers, I even liked Beerfest, but this movie was so much better!!!!
The camera work was very straight forward with a great awareness of composition, none of that Guy Ritche type over stylized shifty camera work (and don't get me wrong, I love that style, it just has no place being in this kinda film) the characters were flawless and incredibly entertaining, but what really made this one was the acting and just the overall delivery of the lines. All of the players had such great chemistry with each other, it was defiantly apparent that they had been acting together for a while by who comfortable they are with one and other when they say there lines...
See it the first chance you get, I believe that they said that it was available or was going to be available on some internet site, search it....
Two thumbs up! Amazing! And did I say it was quite possibly the best thing that I saw this whole film festival? because I think that it just might be!
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