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H Is for Happiness (2019)

H is for Happiness (original title)
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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
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Credited cast:
Richard Roxburgh ... Jim Phee
Emma Booth ... Claire Phee
Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Bamford
Joel Jackson ... Rich Uncle Brian
Deborah Mailman ... Penelope Benson
Daisy Axon ... Candice Phee
Wesley Patten ... Douglas Benson
Alessandra Tognini ... Jen Marshall (as Ali Jayne Tognini)
Catherine Moore ... Miss Cowie
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Gavin
Sam Longley ... Butler
Charles Walmsley Charles Walmsley ... Sailor
Angela Mahlatjie Angela Mahlatjie ... Waitress at Cafe
Roy Hegney Roy Hegney ... Mr. Dawson
Callum Macgown Callum Macgown ... Nicholas Herbert-Jones


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.









Release Date:

6 February 2020 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

H Is For Happiness See more »


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Cyan Films, The Koop See more »
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As well as making films, director John Sheedy has an extensive background in theatre having adapted "Storm Boy" and "Jasper Jones" for the stage and "The Rabbits" for Opera Australia. See more »

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amazing. outstanding.
8 February 2020 | by laurenp-32227See all my reviews

This movie CHANGED MY LIFE. wow. the twists and turns were so unexpectedly amazing and smart. candace played an important roll of a moody but amazing girl changing through her life in middle school. and don't even get me started on DOUGLAS BENSON FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. 100% my absolute FAVOURITE character. i was sitting in the movie cinema with no thought of what was to come from this movie. but every little detail brightened up my day. not ever did i think i would get out of bed to see "H is for happiness." i think the plot was amazing. although some parts were a tad weird it really did brighten up the movie for me. thank you so much for creating this tremendously beautiful movie it changed me in so many ways for what's to come in the future.

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