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Happy Now (2001)

A teenage girl whose eerie resemblance to a local Welsh beauty queen killed 14 years earlier disturbs one of the men responsibile for her accidental death.

Director:

Philippa Cousins (as Philippa Collie-Cousins)

Writers:

Belinda Bauer, A. Weeraratne (story) (as Andrew Weeraratne) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Howe Philip Howe ... Sterling Davies
Emmy Rossum ... Jenny Thomas / Nicky Trent
Robert Pugh ... Hank Thomas
Sioned Jones Sioned Jones ... Mary Thomas (as Sioned Joned)
John Henshaw ... Pete Copsey
Vicki Randall Vicki Randall ... Contestant 1
Rachel Rice ... Contestant 2
Paddy Considine ... Glen Marcus
Richard Coyle ... Joe Jones
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Mark Wraith (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
Susan Lynch ... Tina Trent
Om Puri ... Tin Man
Anthony Bate ... Judge
Ioan Gruffudd ... Max Bracchi
Alison Steadman ... Bronwyn Race
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All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Glen Marcus and his best mate harbour a dark secret which seems to be coming back to haunt them. But can the daughter of Tina Trent, a local woman just returned from Alaska, be the same girl the two lads buried fourteen years earlier? Only local policeman Max Bracchi can solve the case with the help of a wrongly accused tramp, Tin Man. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Acidental See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Joe Jones: Jenny Thomas tripped over a sheep so I shot Glenn Marcus in the head.
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A gem of movie
14 March 2004 | by Vince-6See all my reviews

I saw HAPPY NOW on BBC2 on Saturday March 13th. I just stumbled upon it. I had never heard of it before. The fact that it was set in Wales caught my attention initially. Within minutes, I found myself totally gripped by the film. It was such a great story and was very well written and acted, by a very impressive cast. The cinematography was absolutely breathtaking. It really was a feast for the eyes. I also really enjoyed the score. It's such a shame that the film appears not to have had a UK release and also doesn't appear to be available on DVD. How can this be, when so many really lousy UK films get released each year? I thoroughly recommend this film. It really is a little-known gem.


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