The Happy Ending
The Happy Ending (1969)

When a woman decides that she needs to "find herself," typical of the sixties, she walks out on her marriage of sixteen years. The pain and suffering she deals her family is nothing compared to what she does to herself in this… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 28, 1996
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Variety Staff

A well-developed and acted and potentially significant 'woman's movie' unfortunately drowns in Brooks' over indulgences and over-writing.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Jean Simmons struggles valiantly but no avail; she's defeated by writer-director Brooks's dreary, overwritten screenplay.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The Happy Ending is a kind of false Faces -- a movie that set out to expose the kitsch of Hollywood fantasy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Depressing melodrama about the trials and tribulations of a modern marriage.

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jay nixon
Jean Simmons makes this compelling viewing. The backstory of the film is that director Richard Brooks, Simmons husband at the time, was concerned and aware of… More