Something Like Happiness (Stestí)
Something Like Happiness (Stestí) (2005)

A trio of friends residing in an urban Czech housing project finds that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it in this quirky and heartfelt drama from Wild Bees director Bohdan Sláma. As the shadow of the country's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 6, 2008
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Honest and incisive, a film without a message, just telling it like it is.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A thoughtfully performed, gently quirky human drama about choices made and their often surprising consequences.

Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

The [entwined] stories have been purged of cinematic trappings to the extent that they have almost become too mundane to really captivate or merit our attention.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's the comic, touching glimpses into a society run aground that make Something Like Happiness special and link it with the gentle fables of the Czech New Wave films of the 1960s.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the dedication of the writer/director and his cast make it a worthwhile film for the movie buff.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

In the film's evocation of industrialized squalor you get an emphatic sense of location effecting personal action.

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Eddie Cockrell
Variety

Third time's the charm for Czech helmer Bohdan Slama, whose talent for locating the dignity in the downtrodden of his native Czech Republic is on moving display.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Sláma has captured those type of childhood friendships grown into maturity which are encircled by loosely connected parents all long time acquaintances because of their kids.

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