Happy Here and Now
Happy Here and Now (2002)

Drawn into a menacing underground world of the New Orleans elite while searching for her missing sister, Muriel (Shalom Harlow), Amelia (Liane Balaban) is aided in her investigation by ex-CIA agent Bill (Clarence Williams III) in this… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

The future is quieter, emotionally subdued and grayly mysterious, at least in the small hop forward imagined by filmmaker Michael Almereyda.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Michael Almereyda's futuristic mystery isn't a complete misfire, but it does leave you with the same baffled blankness that suffuses his isolated, techno-dependent characters.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Strange but intriguing pic about alienation from the modern-day tech world.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

This is a droll, laid-back film noir steeped in Crescent City atmosphere and music that culminates in the colliding worlds of genuine and virtual reality.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A bit too mannered to engage.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Murky and humorless.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Michael Almereyda's muddled Happy Here and Now should have stayed on the shelf -- where it's been gathering dust for several years.

Jan Stuart

Mourning and gloom weigh upon most of the characters in Michael Almereyda's convoluted and numbingly pretentious Happy Here and Now

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The film is resolutely committed to its affectations of deepness and meaningfulness, but all it imparts is a sense of tediousness.

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[font=Century Gothic]"Happy Here and Now" starts out with Amelia(Liane Balaban) venturing to New Orleans to look for her missing sister, Muriel.(At… More