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The Happiest Place on Earth (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 27 February 2015 (USA)
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A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.


John Goshorn


John Goshorn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Faith Ward ... Maggie Price
Tom Kemnitz Jr. ... Jonah Price
Marco DiGeorge ... Evan Sterling
Peg O'Keef Peg O'Keef ... Ellen Thomas
Chris Lindsay ... Detective Darrell Jenkins
Daniel Wachs ... Don Mason
Carmen Serrano Giubilei Carmen Serrano Giubilei ... Carmen Sanchez
J. Dennis Marsico ... Phil Randall
Karen LeBlanc Karen LeBlanc ... Melanie Patton
Tony Riha Tony Riha ... Morty
Janelle Figueroa Janelle Figueroa ... Lacey Boothe
Leon Salem ... Arnold Wallace (voice)
Suzie DeBusk Suzie DeBusk ... Peggy Frazier (voice)
Robb Maus ... Nick Chambers (voice)
Bernie Ask ... Bernard Whitehead (voice)


As the film opens, Jonah and Maggie are in the process of buying their first home, picking out one that feels perfect to start a family. They move in, riding a wave of satisfaction at opening the next chapter in their lives. But it doesn't last. Days after moving in, the newspaper where Jonah works makes job cuts, his position among them. They try to muddle through and hold on to their dream. Maggie picks up a waitressing gig to supplement her daycare job, and Jonah tries desperately to find work and renegotiate the terms of their mortgage, to no avail. And trying to compete in a dying industry and a saturated job market, his opportunities are severely limited. After a particularly humiliating interview and another round of bad news about the mortgage, Jonah is at his wit's end. He heads to the coast to regroup, but never returns home. He is presumed to have drowned while kayaking in the ocean, but no one is certain. Maggie is left to pick up the pieces while weighing her grief, her ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery


Not Rated

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Winter Springs, Florida, USA See more »


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$15,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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He's on the profs
1 September 2016 | by carmenthemuseSee all my reviews

at my school and from the teaser, the film looks amazing. i'm told if i pusue my masters he'll be one of my professors so im excited.

the film seems to be on the depressing side, either that or he he ran out of lights LOL. the camera movements are very much like eavesdropping on the conversation, which i like. like a fly on the wall.

i have friend sin ucf film masters and can't wait to see what they come up with. i heat it is tough but this film looks great.

I really really wish i knew what happens to the husband. it's gong to bug me until i find out. if anyone knows IM me LOL.

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