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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John Sheedy

Writers:

Lisa Hoppe, Barry Jonsberg (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Bamford
Daisy Axon ... Candice
Alessandra Tognini ... Jen Marshall
Talissa Mansfield Talissa Mansfield ... Jen's Posse #1
Chenae Wreford Chenae Wreford ... Jen's Posse #2
Mand Markey Mand Markey ... Pam
Selva Kasilingam Selva Kasilingam ... Florist
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Gavin
Peter Leighton Peter Leighton ... Mr. Weigard
Emma Booth ... Claire Phee
Richard Roxburgh ... Jim Phee
Joel Jackson ... Rich Uncle Brian
Sam Longley ... Butler
Wesley Patten ... Douglas Benson from Another Dimension
Barry Jonsberg Barry Jonsberg ... Mr. Coolidge, Principal
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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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A family film based on the much loved book See more »

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The real name of the mini horse is Yankee Doodle and he lives only twenty minutes from the forest where most of his scenes were shot. His owner has walked him there daily for most of his life. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in H Is for Happiness: Featurette (2020) See more »

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A new kind of parent trap, great for family movie night...
18 September 2020 | by downthehobbitholeblogSee all my reviews

It's a new kind of Parent Trap! Candice does not fit in with the other kids, she's very literal and loves school. People call her odd. Douglas is also odd. Meeting him inspires her to try something miraculous- to reunite her grieving family and get her parents back together. A huge adventure that starts with meeting the new kid and getting a new homework assignment! This is a cute family comedy!

Parents should know that there is a family death that's central to the storyline as well as a lot of bullying around special needs. For more parent info, check out our full review on down the hobbit hole blog dot com. Based on the popular Australian YA Book- My Life as an Alphabet (released in the US as The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee). It's a great movie/book combo for 10+! A dramedy with a lot of heart!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H is for Happiness See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,031
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Cyan Films, The Koop See more »
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