B-Happy (2003)

Chilean filmmaker Gonzalo Justiniano directs the coming-of-age drama B-Happy. Manuela Martelli plays fearless 14-year-old Kathy, who lives in Chile with her mother (Lorene Prieto) and older brother (Felipe Rios). Her father (Eduardo Barril)… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 5, 2003
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter

It's a thoughtful work that opts for careful observation and quiet deliberation over histrionics and drama.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A rigorous Chilean film about all the challenges faced by a poor teenage girl who is forced to take charge of her own life at an early age.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

This cooled-out melodrama from Chile is often so natural it has the on-the-fly illumination of improvisation.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

In a sad, sympathetic and haunting performance, Manuela Martelli plays Katty as a 15-year-old enigma. It is an unforgettable piece of acting in an otherwise mediocre movie.

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