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Happy (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, Family | 11 February 2012 (USA)
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Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.


Roko Belic


Roko Belic





Cast overview, first billed only:
Marci Shimoff Marci Shimoff ... Narrarator
Ed Diener Ed Diener ... Self
Richard Davidson Richard Davidson ... Self
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ... Self
Sonja Lyubomirsky Sonja Lyubomirsky ... Self
Daniel Gilbert Daniel Gilbert ... Self
Gregory Berns Gregory Berns ... Self
P. Read Montague P. Read Montague ... Self
The Dalai Lama ... Self
Matthieu Ricard Matthieu Ricard ... Self
Nic Marks Nic Marks ... Self
Tim Kasser Tim Kasser ... Self
Andy Wimmer Andy Wimmer ... Self
Jamal Jamal ... Self
Chikanobu Okamura Chikanobu Okamura ... Self


HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. Written by Wadi Rum Films, Inc

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31 January 2014 | by JohnnyBeeGoodeSee all my reviews

Warning: The spoiler is in the title. This is my first IMDb Review and I will keep it brief, as those before me did a great job summarizing the nuts and bolts of the Film. I am not a movie fanatic (by any stretch), however, if you knew me, you would KNOW that I would probably not publish a film review; much less, on a film titled, "Happy".

In my opinion, I am not "grumpy" but "Happy" really brought a smile to my face. Reason being, the film is 110% accurate; I cannot say that about much of anything these days but "pure", "fresh", and "authentic" (along with, the aforementioned, "accurate") ruminate in my head as brief descriptors. It is well worth the seventy-five (75) minute run time, guaranteed.

In closing, this film is not what I expected it to be (I rated it a 10 out of 10) but much, much more. For this I am grateful (and happy). Enjoy!

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11 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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San Jose, California, USA

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