Another Happy Day Reviews

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November 11, 2013
Superb writing, a quickly moving plot and outstanding lead performances make this one a winner.
August 10, 2013
Supposedly, Another Happy Day is meant to be a dark comedy. Unfortunately, demanding it is comedic on the box does not make the actual film so.
January 12, 2012
The actors make the trauma in "Another Happy Day" feel real. But it's too often undercut by directorial fussiness that feels more academic than personal.
December 26, 2011
Gios toy Barry Levinson, alla mallon oxi idiaitera prosektikos mathhths toy, o Sam soy anamasaei senariografika kai soy ypobathmizei skhnothetika ola ayta ta psyxopsaxtika poy exeis synhthisei na blepeis sta aneksarthta amerikanika
December 21, 2011
...the performances of Barkin and Miller - who's getting great buzz for his work in We Need to Talk About Kevin - make it worth seeing, even in this season of Oscar-seeking dramas.
December 9, 2011
Levinson piles on the anguish with such abandon he never convinces you that these people would ever speak to each other, much less live under the same roof.
December 8, 2011
Combines some of the stock elements of a family film with an extra something - a go-for-the-jugular quality, a kind of Ingmar Bergman-like honesty and viciousness that brings it up a notch.
November 22, 2011
"Another Happy Day" becomes increasingly difficult to watch, despite its intelligence and strong cast. You wish this family well, but you're grateful to see the last of them.
November 19, 2011
Sam Levinson has proven that he can get a movie made. Good for him. But he still has to prove that he has a story to tell.
November 18, 2011
Intense, mature drama excavates too many family skeletons.
November 18, 2011
If you liked Rachel Getting Married or Margot at the Wedding, you probably have good taste, so you should avoid this one.
November 18, 2011
Dislikable movie characters don't always result in dislikable movies but that's certainly the case with Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day.
November 18, 2011
A tiresome and irritating melodrama about an extended family gathering for a wedding and showing their neurotic sides without any restraint.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
Levinson's movie is highly enjoyable, if cast in a conventional mold, but I'm fully going on the warpath for Barkin, who has soldiered on through a long period of post-stardom and deserves an Oscar nomination for this role, right now.
November 17, 2011
For all of difficulties, there is an authenticity in Levinson's work that you can see in the film, and his is a compelling voice playing in that minor key.
November 17, 2011
Writer/director Sam Levinson isn't so much making a movie as organizing a circus
November 17, 2011
Both anguished and histrionic and in its strongest moments very, very good. But it is also overpopulated, strident and constitutionally unable to step back and scrutinize itself.
November 17, 2011
It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but it's a genuine actors' film anchored by some good performances...
November 17, 2011
Levinson's uneven family drama bears all the hallmarks of a self-conscious indie debut. But he has one distinct advantage many young filmmakers lack: a powerhouse cast.
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