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Happy Ever Afters (2009)

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Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel.

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Stephen Burke

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Stephen Burke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Hawkins ... Maura
Tom Riley ... Freddie
Sinead Maguire Sinead Maguire ... Molly
Tina Kellegher ... Karen
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Niamh
Jill Murphy Jill Murphy ... Geraldine
Simon Delaney ... Dessie
Leroy Harris Leroy Harris ... Niamh's Oldest Boy
Cillian Byrne Cillian Byrne ... Niamh's Twins
Cian Byrne Cian Byrne ... Niamh's Twins
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ... Repo Man
Lenny Hayden ... Eviction Man
Eamonn Hunt Eamonn Hunt ... Mr. Butler
Jonathan White Jonathan White ... Freddie's Priest
Jade Yourell ... Sophie
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Storyline

Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she's marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she's going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she's starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura's paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly's figuring out what's really up. Sophie's father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A screwball Irish wedding comedy

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Comedy

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Boldogtalan igenek See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,572
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Freddie: You know, if I can't make this marriage work what kind of a man am I?
Maura: D'ya ever stop moanin'?
Freddie: You notice my marriage just broke up!
Maura: Well it seems to me it was the best thing for everyone!
[pause]
Maura: Anyway - marriage is not the be-all and end-all of life.
Freddie: Like you would know.
Maura: Oh. Molly told you.
Freddie: Yeah, she did.
Maura: Well... maybe I'm not the best person to be giving you advice, but you'll get over it. Find someone else, even.
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Bridal Chorus
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From Lohengrin
Written by Richard Wagner
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Pleasant Surprise
12 March 2011 | by nohea414See all my reviews

Aloha! So I was sitting at home on a Saturday night looking through the "New Arrivals" section of my Netflix account when I stumbled across this movie.

It's funny, and a bit quirky at times. I loved it! Would be a great one to watch with my wife and the lack of noticeable profanity was very very appreciated.

Unlike other reviews, I enjoyed the plot thoroughly. Found the acting to be very good, especially Sally Hawkins, Tom Riley and Sinead Maguire. With Sinead totally stealing every scene she was in. Was a blast to watch and I am very happy I gave it a shot. Can't wait for my wife to see it!

Great job by all involved. I highly recommend this one for it's quirky chuckle factor. Fire up some microwave popcorn and enjoy!


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