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The Happy Poet (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 September 2010 (USA)
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A poet who starts a health-conscious food stand finds support from his friends, as well as a potential love match with one of his customers. But will unexpected complications jeopardize his dreams of a hot dog-free future?

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Paul Gordon

Writer:

Paul Gordon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Gordon ... Bill
Ricardo G. Lerma Ricardo G. Lerma ... Banker (as Ricardo Lerma)
Sam Wainwright Douglas ... Buddy
Troy Anthony Miller ... Econtainer Salesman (as Troy Miller)
Paul Famighetti Paul Famighetti ... Ungrateful Customer
Nancy Gresham Nancy Gresham ... Hot Dog Girl
Chris Doubek ... Curtis
Jonny Mars ... Donny
Sean H.A. Gallagher Sean H.A. Gallagher ... Vegan Cookie Guy (as Sean Gallagher)
Matt Muir Matt Muir ... Party Guy #1
Angela de Leon Angela de Leon ... Party Girl #1
David Fabelo David Fabelo ... Party Guy #2
Liz Fisher Liz Fisher ... Agnes
Anika Kunik Anika Kunik ... Smoking Woman
Mary Adolph Mary Adolph ... Car Girl / Customer
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A poet who starts a health-conscious food stand finds support from his friends, as well as a potential love match with one of his customers. But will unexpected complications jeopardize his dreams of a hot dog-free future?

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Donny: It's like I always say dude, you gotta take life by the sack... before it takes you by the sack. 'Cause it'll squeeze, dude. You gotta be the one doing the squeezin'.
Bill: Yeah, I mean, that's... that's what I'm trying to do now, you know? Be the one doing the squeezing. It's just, uhhh... doesn't feel very good.
Donny: That's what I'm sayin' dude, I mean, neither option feels good. But which one feels worse? It's squeeze or be squeezed dude! That's life, man! We all get our nuts in a vice from time to time.
Bill: ...
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"I'm the Happy Poet m.....x....r, not you."
22 April 2017 | by siwyafSee all my reviews

This movie is hilarious. I like how the tension is amplified with just a few notes on the piano, like in Eyes Wide Shut. I got the movie because of the title and the picture on the cover. I think it was filmed in Houston. It didn't disappoint even though I never heard of the director or the actors. I'm not an indie fan because movie critics have steered me wrong. The main character is played by the director who, as the main character, says that he would like to get a loan so that he can open up a hot dog stand and sell healthy food instead of hot dogs. The food looks delicious. He has a masters degree in creative writing so someone suggests that he could call his stand The Happy Poet to block out the huge picture of a hot dog. Some of the scenes are with real people and not actors which lends to the realism of the script. There is a liking in how the poet has an open trust in people but is used by them for their own self gain. The ending kind of ticked me off because there is no humor in corporations or conglomerates. A second viewing is helpful because of the irony, especially when he reads one of his poems.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Srećni pesnik See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,847, 24 March 2013

Gross USA:

$3,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,400
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