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H is for Happiness (2019)

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A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family - whatever it takes.


John Sheedy


Lisa Hoppe
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Richard Roxburgh ... Jim Phee
Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Bamford
Emma Booth ... Claire Phee
Deborah Mailman ... Penelope Benson
Joel Jackson ... Rich Uncle Brian
Angela Mahlatjie ... Waitress at Cafe
Catherine Moore ... Miss Cowie
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Gavin
Daisy Axon ... Candice Phee
Alessandra Tognini ... Jen Marshall (as Ali Jayne Tognini)
Sam Longley ... Butler
Wesley Patten ... Douglas Benson
Callum Macgown Callum Macgown ... Nicholas Herbert-Jones
Talissa Mansfield Talissa Mansfield ... Jen's Posse #1
Chenae Wreford Chenae Wreford ... Jen's Posse #2
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A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family - whatever it takes.

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Happiness is inside all of us. You just have to find it.




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Director John Sheedy selected an all-female creative team to work on the film: Director of Photography, Bonnie Elliott; Casting Director Jane Norris; Production Designer Nicki Gardiner; Costume Designer Terri Lamera; Editor Johanna Scott; and Composer Nerida Tyson-Chew. See more »

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After all of the credits, there is an extra scene where the man watering his lawn is laying down on the grass with the water still running. See more »

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Warm your heart with this film
9 March 2020 | by PeterM27See all my reviews

This delightful quirky comedy can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Daisy Axon plays Candice Phee, a cheery, red-headed, dictionary-reading, bicycle-riding swot, who wants to restore the happiness of her mum (Emma Booth), who can't get over the cot-death of Candice's baby brother, and dad (Richard Roxburgh), who is still angry over business bust-up with his brother, 'Rich Uncle Brian' (Joel Jackson). Full of other interesting side characters (her friend, 'Douglas Benson from another dimension' (Wesley Patten), her eccentric teacher with one rolling eye (Miriam Margolyes of course) and Douglas' full-on mum (Deborah Mailman)) and animals; well-written and acted; and set in a beautiful sun-drenched coastal town, this film will delight the open-hearted. It also made me want to travel to Albany to see if it is really is so lovely.

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6 February 2020 (Australia) See more »

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