Happily Reviews

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April 14, 2021
Happily explores some interesting territory about relationships while adding on the tension of friendships that are not what they seem.
April 2, 2021
The film is for those of us who get as much pleasure out of a steamy, rock-the-bed romance as we do watching a businessman get murdered with a wooden block. It's for those of us who want something different.
April 2, 2021
Though you may come out scratching your head, the ride is totally worth it.
April 2, 2021
Enjoyable and provocative as Happily can be, it just doesn't execute the premise effectively.
April 1, 2021
A stylish but uneasy hybrid of comedy and drama that ends in frustrating ambiguity.
March 29, 2021
Writer-director BenDavid Grabinski takes what's a snarky aside between some old married couples and tries, unsuccessfully, to turn it into a 90-minute comedy.
March 27, 2021
Grabinski deserves praise for his thoughtful blend of pitch-black comedy and high-concept storytelling.
March 26, 2021
[A] joyfully oddball work about friends who aren't your friends and the price one young couple must pay for always being happy.
March 25, 2021
Shows a remarkable sense of balance in its multiple tones thanks to a stellar ensemble cast delivers a timely, insightful and beautifully shot pic.
March 25, 2021
The film progresses in horror-film mode before, in its third act, tying things up in a somewhat clever, unexpected way. By then, though, you may have given up on this group.
March 25, 2021
"Happily" is eager for your attention, but secure enough in its own identity not to require your approval.
March 23, 2021
Happily may not be for everyone, but I liked it an awful lot. Give it a chance.
March 23, 2021
Happily is an uneven film, one whose seams show more clearly the closer you examine it - a movie made up of quality parts that never quite fit together properly, though the sum of those parts is still worth experiencing.
March 22, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed this very bizarre little movie.
March 22, 2021
Seems much more accomplished than a debut film. I really liked it.
March 22, 2021
Happily might have been more effective if it actually was the length of a half-hour Twilight Zone episode, but it is a whole lot of fun even with some flaws that keep it from true brilliance.
March 20, 2021
Although it stumbles down the stretch, the film probes suspicion and paranoia through a fresh take on modern relationships
March 20, 2021
The elements that Grabinski was aiming for are there; Romance, Comedy, Unease and Mystery.
March 20, 2021
Happily builds and builds, then fizzles out right when it should explode. This is particularly frustrating given that the rest of Happily is so good, and boasts an endlessly entertaining ensemble.
March 20, 2021
Happily is filled with sly references to other films and some bitingly funny dialogue, but then we get to that aforementioned fork in the road...the film suffers greatly for taking the latter path.
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