Happy Life
Happy Life (2011)

Keith, a happy hardcore obsessed record store owner, is desperate to stay afloat in modern day NYC. Will an old-school rave be his ticket back to the top? Or will candy necklaces and glow sticks be the death nails in his techno coffin? --… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 14, 2011
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Ronnie Scheib

Acerbic but never cruel.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The most spot-on scenes show passive-aggressive hipster clerks snorting at Keith's flyers for a comeback fundraiser rave and a city suffocating on its own cool.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

The movie's dreadful interior lighting might be passed off as atmospheric or a victim of financing, but it mainly makes for difficult viewing.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

The closer Happy Life gets to finally finding any joy in the fans of this passť scene, the more depressing it becomes.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

The film doesn't seem all that into the subculture it attempts to wryly nostalgize.

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