Happy Hour
Happy Hour (2004)

An alcoholic must choose between love, life, and the bottle in this independent comedy drama. Tulley (Anthony LaPaglia) is a self-described "drinker with a writing problem," who after publishing a handful of well-respected short… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

In a world with so many problems, it's hard to drum up any sympathy for these characters' profligate self-destruction.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

If only its characters weren't such stereotypes.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

never fleshes any of its characters out beyond bare simplicity

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

First-time writer-director Mike Bencivenga and co-writer Richard Levine have a flair for brittle repartee, and an obvious affection for literate drunks, but their take on the drinking life feels antiquated and movie-derived.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

What you'll remember most about the movie is its banal script and dialogue so ripe it almost laughs at itself.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

An unhappy hour-and-a-half.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

LaPaglia is solid and there's a grittiness here, and a clear-eyed approach to alcoholism that's reminiscent of Leaving Las Vegas.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The characters in Happy Hour are stick figures from a musty old teleplay that might be titled The Days of Wine and Malarkey.

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E! Online

The premise of the ever-soused movie is solid, too bad the execution is anything but.

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