Another Happy Day
Another Happy Day (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Another Happy Day features outstanding performances (Ellen Barkin's especially) but the characters are too unpleasant to endure.

John Anderson

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Superb writing, a quickly moving plot and outstanding lead performances make this one a winner.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

If you liked Rachel Getting Married or Margot at the Wedding, you probably have good taste, so you should avoid this one.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Dislikable movie characters don't always result in dislikable movies but that's certainly the case with Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day.

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Shawn Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Definitely NOT another happy movie. This film is very depressing as it shows years of dysfunctional at it's best. Well-written, and well-acted. Ellen… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I was the one who was always there...not you."</i> A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the… More
jay nixon
Good sometimes great acting can't make this story of family disfunction completely palatable. These are vicious, cold hearted extremely damaged people who… More
Walter M.
"Another Happy Day" starts with Lynn(Ellen Barkin) driving her two younger sons, Elliot(Ezra Miller) and Ben(Daniel Yelsky), cross country to attend… More
Cast: Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Ellen Burstyn, Demi Moore, Thomas Haden Church, Kate Bosworth, George Kennedy, Jeffrey DeMunn, Siobhan Fallon, Diana Scarwid,… More
Christopher Haskell
The only thing worse than having a family like the one in "Another Happy Day" is watching a film about them. Masochists rejoice, as this extremely dry… More