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Happy Hour (2003)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 April 2003 (USA)
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Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an ... See full summary »

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Mike Bencivenga

Writers:

Mike Bencivenga, Richard Levine (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Tulley
Eric Stoltz ... Levine
Caroleen Feeney ... Natalie
Robert Vaughn ... Tulley Sr.
Sandrine Holt ... Bonnie
Thomas Sadoski ... Scott
Mario Cantone ... Geoffrey
Malachy McCourt ... Dr. Pitcoff
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Kelly
Miriam Sirota Miriam Sirota ... Rachel
Cate Smit ... Publicist
Sam Breslin Wright ... Chris
Randy Evans ... Dave
Michael Minutoli Michael Minutoli ... Bruiser
Sean Conroy Sean Conroy ... Doorman
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Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance as he secretly hopes to write a great novel only to learn that his life of booze will end all too soon. Levine, his best friend and Natalie, the woman who might have saved him, suffer the pain of Tulley's anger and rejection. Written by Anonymous

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A love story, straight up with a twist.

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amore e odio a New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,625,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

After some time in the movie, Levine asks: "I don't suppose she has a sister", and Tulley answers: "Three brothers". The line: "I can't catch a break. What's her mother like?" was totally improvised. That's why Tulley almost chokes on the bourbon. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Pitcoff: My star... my most promising... God! How did you grow so old?
Tulley: Day by day. Day by day...
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References Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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no hangovers with this fine drama
8 January 2005 | by stephenpaultaylorSee all my reviews

i never pick out movies i know nothing about but this time i did... and I dug it. Sure it felt like a made for TV movie. Sure the filming was rather bland, predictable... but the writing was really good! Not perfect, but fun and entertaining, and the acting was very good. Stoltz was surprisingly low-key.. I guess he always is, but in this one he was super low-key. I was touched.

Story did have overtones of many other alkie movies I've seen, which at first put me off, but it was still set apart by the genuine feel of the story.

Overall, it was a humble little movie. Smallish production values. But sweet and sincere...

But when they were drunk, they really didn't seem that drunk... except once or twice... and the DTs are always hard to watch (remember Nicholas cage in leaving las Vegas?)


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