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A Strange Brand of Happy (2013)

An aimless bachelor loses his job and finds himself chasing the same girl as his manipulative ex-boss.

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Brad Wise

Writer:

Brad Wise
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Boyd ... David Weathersby
Rebecca St. James Rebecca St. James ... Joyce Heller
Shirley Jones ... Mildred
Marty Ingels ... Mack
Benjamin Keller ... Ben
Bekka Prewitt ... Terry
Hunter Shepard Hunter Shepard ... William
Venida Evans ... Rose
Joe Stevens ... Bernard
Ashley Palmer ... Haley
Bobby Rodgers Bobby Rodgers ... Albert
Holly Walker ... Angie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Betette Mike Betette ... Dale
Jimi Bird Jimi Bird ... D.J.
Ashley Boehm Ashley Boehm ... Sharon
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Storyline

An aimless bachelor loses his job and finds himself chasing the same girl as his manipulative ex-boss.

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,956, 13 September 2013, Limited Release
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Rebel Pilgrim Productions See more »
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Color
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Goofs

The first evening at Ponderings, Joyce is wearing earrings when she introduces William. She walks out of the room and has no earrings in the next scene. When we see her again, the earrings are back on. See more »

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Life, Love and Pain
Written by 'Kyle James Hauser'
Performed by 'Kyle James Hauser'
Courtesy of sonaBLAST! Records
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It was OK....
15 September 2013 | by sekalymaSee all my reviews

I thought the movie was OK..nothing spectacular. Joe Boyd is locally known in Cincinnati for doing superb improv but 'Happy' isn't where his talents shine. The Joyce Heller character played by Rebecca St. James is dry and unfeeling even though her character is supposed to be one that is delivering kindness with a teaching vibe. She just doesn't show much warmth, in my opinion. Joe Boyd is a great teaching pastor and a great speaker but the scripted word just isn't his strong suit. The parts of the movie that were supposed to be funny that were performed by Boyd are his best parts. His seriousness in the movie just feels strained. The story line is good and the message is there, the execution just doesn't do it for me.


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