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A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.

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A family weekend is fraught with emotional landmines for mercurial and sensitive Lynn (Barkin) as she arrives at her parents' Annapolis estate for the marriage of her estranged eldest son Dylan (Michael Nardelli), accompanied by her three younger children (Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, Daniel Yelsky). Lynn's hopes for a joyful reunion are crushed as her wry but troubled middle son Elliot (Ezra Miller) lobs verbal grenades at his mother and her relatives while daughter Alice (Kate Bosworth), a fights valiantly to keep her longtime demons under control. The weekend quickly unravels as Lynn demands to be heard by her aloof, disdainful mother (Ellen Burstyn), ailing, distant father (George Kennedy) and ever-judgmental sisters (Siobhan Fallon, Diana Scarwid), but most especially by her ex-husband Paul (Thomas Hayden Church) and his hot-tempered second wife Patty (Demi Moore). Confronted with the deeply painful, half-buried truths that have given rise to the family's primal web ofresentments ... Written by Phase4 Films

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Rated R for teen drug/alcohol abuse, pervasive language including sexual references, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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[first lines]
Ben: Do you think mom is hot?
Elliot: No, not really.
Ben: Why?
Elliot: I don't know. She's not my type.
Ben: You don't think she's pretty? Even if she wasn't mom.
Elliot: Uh, look, every opinion is objective. You know, maybe she's pretty in a universal sense. Uh, I mean, who the fuck knows? I'm just saying, she doesn't do it for me.
Ben: Do you think other people think she's hot?
Elliot: I don't know, some people fuckin' like McDonalds.
Ben: I like McDonalds.
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A Singular But Universal Family
27 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If yours is a normal, happy family, this film is probably not for you. I loved it. I loved the amazing cast of meshuggenah characters with real-life mishegoss (it's not a Jewish film but these Yiddish terms are apt). I loved how expectations of a wedding day are turned on their head. Ezra Miller, as the teen who is wedded to drugs, is hilarious and convincing, delivering his mordant humor with perfect pitch. Ellen Barkin is a wonder as Lynn—not a false note in her performance as a mother trying to do her best in circumstances that would drive anyone to murder or suicide. Producing it as well as acting in it, Barkin is undoubtedly deeply committed to this film! Ellen Burstyn is marvelous as Doris, Lynn's mother, who is, among other things, coping with an ill husband; often, she doesn't have to speak for us to know what she's feeling. To my mind, Hollywood is not very good at making domestic life plausible, but here's an outstanding exception. I believed every second of this movie. It's so funny that I wasn't at all depressed by the darkness. I didn't read the "external reviews" before I saw "Another Happy Day." Lucky me!


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