Happy Endings
Happy Endings (2005)

Mamie is being blackmailed. This filmmaker named Nick claims to know Mamie's son -- the one she gave up for adoption -- but Nick won't introduce her to him unless he can film the reunion. Enter Javier, Mamie's massage therapist… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 5, 2005
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Critic Score
54%
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User Score
64%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite strong individual performances, the overlong, disjointed plot of Happy Endings self-indulgently rambles.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Intriguing but overlong and indulgent, the work of a writer too in love with his characters.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

The drama never feels more than a well-shot TV soap. Worse is Roos' tragic insistence on text inserts to explain every motivation, making the whole thing look like a fatal cross between Queer As Folk and VH1's Pop Up Video.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Rarely has a film started so brilliantly and then so willfully shot itself directly in the foot.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Serves as a relaunching pad for the magical talents of Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jude.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Potent social satire mixes with multiple characters incapable of telling the truth, especially to themselves, in writer/director Don Roos' enjoyable comedy of deception and dysfunction.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A quirky and often enjoyable film about dysfunctional relationships, Happy Endings brings together separate stories about complicated characters who are all trying to deal with the truth.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Roos's movie is so aggressively pleased with itself it leaves you feeling it doesn't even need an audience.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

There's a little fanciful magic to spread over this flighty romance on the run, or at least enough to take that hackneyed notion of the happy ending, and fashion something fresh and new.

Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The cast is a who's who, a who's not, and a who might one day be; they're the best part of a picture that is unnecessarily complex.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Anatoliy Dudaev
movie is so-so
Conner Rainwater
A really interesting story and quite a few likable characters. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan and Jesse Bradford all give really good… More
Jim Hunter
Multiple intersecting stories, including plots about blackmail, stolen sperm, and a woman who fucks a gay drummer and his father, are at the center of this… More
Red Lats
Its a funny movie -- a bunch of characters intertwined - gay and straight, honest or not. Perhaps it was too late in the evening when I watched it, but I was… More
Nicki Marie
This is a great movie. I first watched it a few years ago, and I couldn't remember a great deal about it, aside from that I enjoyed it. Had a few hours… More
Jennifer Xu
So it wasn't exactly a cinematic masterpiece, but you know what? It was fun. Really fun. And ohmanohman do I love Lisa Kudrow in this.