Happy, Happy
Happy, Happy (2011)

Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys and isn't interested in having sex with her anymore because she "isn't… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Sewitsky is a bit too fond of the handheld camera, but she is immediate, close. Her first picture, daring title and all, takes an empathic look at a permanent puzzle.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Sewitsky aims for quirky humanism along the lines of Finland's Aki Kaurismaki; she's helped along considerably by Kittelsen's sunny performance, though the film crosses over into Scandinavian kitsch with a series of country-swing interludes.

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Siobhan Synnot

Good-natured Norwegian culture-clash comedy between city folks and their new small-town neighbours.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A thoughtful, nicely played melodrama, bordering on patronising in its depiction of rural folk, but staying on the right side of the line - thanks to sympathetic performances.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is short and intense enough that it always seems on track, even if the train goes nowhere.

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Jamie Healy
Radio Times

Like its heroine, the story never dwells on the heartbreak, delivering plenty of wry smiles and surprises as the four adults are forced to confront all the glaring problems in their marriages.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The curdled Norwegian comedy-drama "Happy, Happy," which dissects a pair of poisoned marriages, is sometimes heavy-handed (like its title) but has much to recommend it.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Happy, Happy" has the makings of a Norwegian "Ice Storm," but it goes out with a whimper.

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Rich Cline

While highlighting the messier side of human interaction, this Norwegian black comedy blends snappy wit and romantic farce to keep us entertained even when things get rather dark.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
An attempt at quirkiness...kind of failed. The movie itself wasn't bad, but it just seemed pointless. Apparently, someone suggested add some guys that sing… More
Mark Abell
Kaja (Agnes Kittlesen) may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but she is a delightful hausfrau who only wants to know that she is valued and loved. Her… More
'Happy, Happy'. The relationships, and the twists and turns they took got a little too far fetched for me, but loved the awkward, and unnecessarily… More
Jesse Ortega
Quite a good movie. I think one of the best things the movie does is present every character in a believable fashion. There's no "villains" in… More
Walter M.
In "Happy, Happy," Elisabeth(Maibritt Saerens), a lawyer, and Sigve(Henrik Rafaelsen) move with their adopted son Noa(Ram Shihab Ebedy) to a small… More