Another Happy Day
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A family weekend is fraught with emotional landmines for mercurial and sensitive Lynn (Barkin) as she arrives at her parents' Annapolis estate for the marriage of her estranged eldest son Dylan (Michael Nardelli), accompanied by her three younger children (Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, Daniel Yelsky). Lynn's hopes for a joyful reunion are crushed as her wry but troubled middle son Elliot (Ezra Miller) lobs verbal grenades at his mother and her relatives while daughter Alice (Kate Bosworth), a fights valiantly to keep her longtime demons under control. The weekend quickly unravels as Lynn… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Levinson piles on the anguish with such abandon he never convinces you that these people would ever speak to each other, much less live under the same roof."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Sam Levinson has proven that he can get a movie made. Good for him. But he still has to prove that he has a story to tell."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Superb writing, a quickly moving plot and outstanding lead performances make this one a winner."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"Gios toy Barry Levinson, alla mallon oxi idiaitera prosektikos mathhths toy, o Sam soy anamasaei senariografika kai soy ypobathmizei skhnothetika ola ayta ta psyxopsaxtika poy exeis synhthisei na blepeis sta aneksarthta amerikanika"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"A tiresome and irritating melodrama about an extended family gathering for a wedding and showing their neurotic sides without any restraint."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Combines some of the stock elements of a family film with an extra something - a go-for-the-jugular quality, a kind of Ingmar Bergman-like honesty and viciousness that brings it up a notch."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"If you liked Rachel Getting Married or Margot at the Wedding, you probably have good taste, so you should avoid this one."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Supposedly, Another Happy Day is meant to be a dark comedy. Unfortunately, demanding it is comedic on the box does not make the actual film so."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"...the performances of Barkin and Miller - who's getting great buzz for his work in We Need to Talk About Kevin - make it worth seeing, even in this season of Oscar-seeking dramas."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Writer/director Sam Levinson isn't so much making a movie as organizing a circus"
‑ Christopher Null,
""Another Happy Day" becomes increasingly difficult to watch, despite its intelligence and strong cast. You wish this family well, but you're grateful to see the last of them."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Dislikable movie characters don't always result in dislikable movies but that's certainly the case with Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The actors make the trauma in "Another Happy Day" feel real. But it's too often undercut by directorial fussiness that feels more academic than personal."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Intense, mature drama excavates too many family skeletons."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but it's a genuine actors' film anchored by some good performances..."
‑ Alison Willmore, Movieline
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