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Sunny Side Up (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 19 June 2012 (USA)
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A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success.
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Credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Angelica Lovecraft
Kathryn Erbe ... Cora
Jay Harrington ... Al
Christy Scott Cashman ... Millie Bartlett
Andria Blackman ... Mary
Nicole Signore ... Yoga Student
Michael Panes ... Ira
Patty Ross ... Gladys
Kate Jurdi ... Yoga Student
Dechen Thurman ... Leaf
Stephanie Atkinson ... Bar Patron
Beth Campbell ... Yoga Student
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Mikey
Naheem Garcia Naheem Garcia ... Frank
George J. Vezina ... Hotel Guest
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A chicken farmer from middle America wins a vacation for having the "Best Chicken". When Millie arrives at the new-age retreat, she meets lifestyle guru Angelica Lovecraft and her reality TV show producers. Before she knows it, she has accepted their lucrative offer and they arrive at her farm for a week of reality TV programming. While Millie is awfully excited about the show, her husband is much less enthusiastic, the producers are getting antsy and Angelica is getting dramatic. They're going to turn Millie's life, and her chicken farm, upside down. Written by napierslogs

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunny Side Up See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Saint Aire Production See more »
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Could have been so much better
27 July 2012 | by mrjeauxbleauxSee all my reviews

If there was a message in this movie, it was totally lost on me. I really liked the concept of "chicken farmer goes free-range" but the implementation (bunch of coops set on a pasture) was ill-conceived and poorly executed. Just a little research (hey! google it!) on the topic of "chicken farming" could have made this movie considerably better.

Millie places a number of coops on a pasture (evidently without securing these small structures to the planet) and they get hammered by a storm. What was the point of this?

Guru follower builds a small scale model of the chicken farm and blows on it. Following day, Millie comes home to find her farm devastated by high winds. What was the point of this? If it was to allude to a cosmic connection between the guru groupie and mother nature, it fell flat. There was virtually no character development for this guy.

I can't help but feel something was lost on the cutting room floor as there is no substance to the film. Throw in a sub-plot of Millie's husband having a suspicious rendezvous with a beautiful blonde only to have it resolved with zero passion and a minimum of dialogue and I'm left wondering why I spent any time at all on this movie.


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