Margarita Happy Hour (2001)



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It's hard to be hip and a mother at the same time, as one twenty-something New Yorker discovers in this independent comedy drama. Zelda (Eleanor Hutchins) is a struggling artist who lives with her boyfriend Max (Larry Fessenden), a would-be writer, in a bohemian neighborhood in Brooklyn favored by fellow creative types for the cheap rents and friendly atmosphere. Zelda is also the mother of a two-year-old boy, Little Z (Jonah Leland). Max is the child's father, but doesn't go out of his way to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ilya Chaiken
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2002
Passport Pictures - Official Site


Jonah Leland

as Little Z
Viva Ruiz

as Flashback Friend No....
Miss Kelly Webb

as Flashback Friend No....
Ruby Evans Leary

as New Born Z
Lucy Knight

as Roommate
Michael Buscemi

as The Pornographer
Cherry Brodbeck

as Crucified Woman
Julie Spodek

as Trapeze Woman
Lisa Ludwig

as Miss Tall Tanny Pupp...
Matthew Gellert

as Monkey Boy
Lucas Cooper

as Monkey Boy
Rik Giannola

as Party Boy
Greg Siebel

as Party Boy
Verna Hampton

as Medicaid Interviewer
Janet Ninatanta

as Spanish Speaker
George Crooks

as Man With List
Margarita Santiago

as Confrontational Woma...
Tony Navarro

as Confrontational Man
Michael Fegley

as Potato Chip Man
Sophia Alexis

as Bakery Lady
David Leslie

as Bicyclist
Steve Vassi

as Harrassing Man
Ezra Venetos

as Fighting Man
Jay Evans

as Waiter
Michael Vacco

as Bartender
Sandra Oles

as Yuppie Woman
Ann McGuire

as Yuppie Woman
Arianna Vena

as Yuppie Woman
Michael Schmidt

as Attacker No. 1
Michael Goduti

as Attacker No. 2
John B. Davila

as Attacker No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Margarita Happy Hour

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

The strength of Hutchins' performance and the open-endedness of Chaiken's film keep Zelda vivid long after the fade-out.

April 1, 2002
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Effective in all its aspects, Margarita Happy Hour represents an auspicious feature debut for Chaiken.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

With its parade of almost perpetually wasted characters ... Margarita feels like a hazy high that takes too long to shake.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Its portrait of a very unsung sector of society is refreshingly honest and entertaining.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002
Top Critic

A joyful celebration of female friendship and an unusually honest look at newly responsible young women wistfully saying goodbye to the dreams of their youth.

April 1, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

[Chaiken's] talent lies in an evocative, accurate observation of a distinctive milieu and in the lively, convincing dialogue she creates for her characters.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

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