Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

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Don Roos

Writer:

Don Roos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Mamie
Steve Coogan ... Charley
Jesse Bradford ... Nicky
Bobby Cannavale ... Javier
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Jude
Jason Ritter ... Otis
Tom Arnold ... Frank
David Sutcliffe ... Gil
Sarah Clarke ... Diane
Laura Dern ... Pam
Hallee Hirsh ... Mamie at 17
Eric Jungmann ... Charley at 16 / Tom
Kim Morgan Greene ... Connie Peppitone
Rayne Marcus ... Annette
Caitlyn Folley ... Lauren (as Caker Folley)
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Storyline

Three stories of Angelenos linked linearly by people associated with each are told. In story one, Mamie works as a psychologist at an abortion clinic, she, in addition to providing counseling, assessing mental fitness and thus approving or declining the request by potential patients for the procedure. This job is somewhat ironic as she purportedly aborted a pregnancy when she was seventeen, nineteen years ago. Her stepfather urged her to go through with the pregnancy and give the baby up for adoption, he, now dead, the only person in her personal life who knew that she went through with it. She is approached by Nicky, an aspiring filmmaker, who has proof of her son's identity, said son who threw such information away in no longer wanting to contact her. As his application for a scholarship to the AFI, Nicky wants to make a film on Mamie "discovering" her son. Not wanting to have her story splashed across a movie screen, especially as the biological father is still in her life and ... Written by Huggo

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All's well that ends swell. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the scene (1:21) when Charley and Gil are looking for something to watch on TV, the movie Secretary (2002) is listed, which also starred Maggie Gyllenhaal. See more »

Goofs

When Jude and Otis were getting ready to have sex in his room, she takes off her pants and in the next scene her pants are back on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charley: [chasing Mamie] Wait! Wait!
Woman Driver: [hits Mamie] My God! Oh my God! Oh my God! I didn't see her! I didn't see her!
Charley: Oh my God!
Woman Driver: Oh my God, I'm so sorry, I didn't see her!
Charley: Do you have a cell? Call 911!
Woman Driver: Oh God.
Passerby: Hey, is she all right?
Charley: I don't know.
Woman Driver: [on phone] 911? Yes, hurry, we need an ambulance quick.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credit is the title. See more »

Connections

Features Judge Judy (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Wait
Written by Garrison Starr
Arranged and Produced by Rick Parker
Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
Published by Peermusic III, Ltd./Superhero Music (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
A Very Interesting Film
31 January 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Being a great fan of Lisa Kudrow,(Miriam Mamie Toll) I greatly enjoyed her outstanding performance when she was getting a physical rub down in the most unconventional positions. Steve Coogan,(Charley Peppitone) gave plenty of sparks to his performance in a film that dealt with straight and gay guys and gals. This film starts off with a teenage girl and boy who are brother and sister-in-law having hot sex and starting a reaction that continues all the way into adulthood and more. There are many sub-plots that can confuse a person at times, however, the film is worth watching and it was nice to see Sarah Clarke, (Diane) "24" TV series who played a gay gal in this picture and is a very sexy gal and I hope to see her in more future films. There is comedy, but I really did not find myself breaking down with laughter, all the actors did an outstanding job. Enjoy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Endings See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$240,075, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$1,315,701

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,682,206
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lions Gate Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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