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Performed by Black Lab
Written by Paul Durham and Andy Ellis
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) and Minmei Songs (BMI)
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Kinda "chick flick", kinda surprising
"Happy Tears" is sort of odd: It draws you in, and you comfortably watch the whole thing. Then, after it ends, you realize it suffers from "chick flick" syndrome, almost as bad as the worst of the genre.
It really has poor story structure. It seems to be moving along, but really it's just floating along on a stream of trenchant dialog and beautiful graphics and editing, and some great acting. But it ends on a happy-go-lucky, that seems rather undeserved and subsequently trite. All kinds of dramatic elements get dropped, and others enter without decent leading development.
In short, if you like narrative integrity, skip it.
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