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Happy Endings Reviews


Time Out
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November 17, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

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February 9, 2006

Hollywood Reporter
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November 1, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Intriguing but overlong and indulgent, the work of a writer too in love with his characters.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Serves as a relaunching pad for the magical talents of Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jude.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 11, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Roos's movie is so aggressively pleased with itself it leaves you feeling it doesn't even need an audience.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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[It] feels like Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia for adolescents.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: C+

July 28, 2005
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Roos does an admirable job balancing the tragedy and comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 28, 2005
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The narrative sprawls without achieving depth and carries the additional burden of featuring only two or three interesting characters out of 10 candidates.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 28, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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July 28, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The film isn't engaging enough to hold the average viewer's attention for its full two-plus hour running length.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Writer/director Don Roos has fashioned a funny though sometimes bleak and cynical black comedy, with multiple storylines that sometimes connect in jarring fashion.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 18, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Happy Endings is the kind of self-conscious puzzle picture in which characters behave in ways that serve the plot but in no way resemble things that actual human beings would be likely to do.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 15, 2005
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Complicated? Yes. Potentially heavy? Sure. But it's also highly engrossing and, in a dark way, ultimately rather sweet.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 15, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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What's so splendid about Happy Endings is the very fact that it fits into no genre whatsoever and at no time while watching it can you say, oh, probably this is going to happen.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 15, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Happy Endings, its interwoven stories exploring the consequences of sex and the ramifications of procreation, is mildly thought-provoking without using heavy-handed commentary.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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An intricate ensemble comedy about sex, lies and reproduction, has some messy spots, but overall it's a warm, quirky story about people who seem spiky and real.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Extremely pleasurable and well worth seeing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A warm and vital homage to urban cluelessness.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 15, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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You get the feeling a script is a bit beyond itself when words constantly appear on the screen explaining biographies, plot twists and such, and Roos depends on a constant parade of such explanations in Happy Endings.

| Original Score: C+

July 15, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Happy Endings has nothing new to say -- and takes way too long not to say it.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 15, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Heartfelt but dark comedy.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Mr. Roos obviously enjoys directing actors and knows how to relate to them. But Happy Endings suggests he needs a stronger touch when it comes to his own self-indulgence as writer and director.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

July 15, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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As tidily and 'happily' as this movie winds up, it seems like a draft for a project Roos is still working out.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 15, 2005
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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As bawdy, self-conscious, jaded and still sweetly optimistic as its double-entendre of a title suggests.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The writer and director Don Roos's slyly subversive ensemble piece is a drama disguised as a wisp of a comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's something compelling about Happy Endings and something unexpectedly sweet.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Roos' stories eventually overlap in a tangle of pat fairy-tale endings, after which he treats his characters to the sort of wrap party given to the casts of a beloved TV series that has just finished its last episode.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 15, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's hard to dislike Don Roos' Magnolia-inspired triptych of interconnected comic tales about lies, sex and video.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 15, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The film rambles, but rambling with the mischievous Roos is still a tricky and winning proposition.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Disjointed indie comic drama.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2005
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's a challenge to keep up with the multiple character studies and story lines, which are braided, tangled and teased. But the performances are exceptional.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Happy Endings maintains a certain level of intrigue, and occasionally bursts into life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2005
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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There is intermittent charm in the execution and, especially, in the performances.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Lithe, clever, thoughtful, well-acted and certainly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

July 14, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Trouble is, every character in Roos' universe plays at having problems in a homo-hetero-Angeleno world but lacks substance, each little more than a composite of quirks and one-liners.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 13, 2005
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
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Roos forecasts and explains every development with a title card, a device not unlike having someone yammering in your ear throughout the entire feature run time.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 12, 2005
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