Jun 27, 2019
One cannot rave enough about the amazing performance of Agnes Kittelsen, whose always present smile and indefatigable will to be happy is both a survival mechanism for her character and the driving force of the film.
Feb 5, 2019
Happy, Happy remains an engaging piece which has good performances from all its leads and is solidly directed by the débutante.
Jun 19, 2013
Sewitsky is a bit too fond of the handheld camera, but she is immediate, close. Her first picture, daring title and all, takes an empathic look at a permanent puzzle.
Nov 25, 2012
Good-natured Norwegian culture-clash comedy between city folks and their new small-town neighbours.
Nov 22, 2012
Like its heroine, the story never dwells on the heartbreak, delivering plenty of wry smiles and surprises as the four adults are forced to confront all the glaring problems in their marriages.
Nov 16, 2012
While highlighting the messier side of human interaction, this Norwegian black comedy blends snappy wit and romantic farce to keep us entertained even when things get rather dark.
Nov 16, 2012
The whole is thought-provoking and funny.
Nov 15, 2012
Darkly comic and surprisingly touching in equal measure.
Nov 15, 2012
Happy, Happy starts out cartoonish and ends up oddly endearing.
Nov 15, 2012
I grinned a grin glazed with pure discomfort - which is, of course, the whole idea.
Nov 15, 2012
Sweet but never saccharine, Happy Happy is as delicate as Kaja and just as endearing.
Nov 15, 2012
Succeeds thanks to winning performances, assured direction and a sharply observed script, though it's slightly let down by a dodgy sub-plot.
Nov 13, 2012
A thoughtful, nicely played melodrama, bordering on patronising in its depiction of rural folk, but staying on the right side of the line - thanks to sympathetic performances.
Oct 5, 2012
With something to relate to in everyone, Happy, Happy is a fun dose of laughter, excitement and spontaneity with added hidden layers that is more than a little infectious.
Dec 4, 2011
Like The Kids Are All Right and infinite Woody Allen films before it, Happy Happy is a charming little picture that, despite being over-sentimental at times, is human enough to be considered a valuable gem.
Nov 23, 2011
The human follies abound: Running naked in the Norwegian snow, a couple of foolish affairs, a boy who wants to be a modern slave master.
Nov 19, 2011
Ironic dramedy about couples finding happiness through self-respect.
Oct 21, 2011
Happy, Happy is the catharsis for anyone who's had a romance go south.
Oct 13, 2011
The curdled Norwegian comedy-drama "Happy, Happy," which dissects a pair of poisoned marriages, is sometimes heavy-handed (like its title) but has much to recommend it.
Oct 13, 2011
Sewitsky aims for quirky humanism along the lines of Finland's Aki Kaurismaki; she's helped along considerably by Kittelsen's sunny performance, though the film crosses over into Scandinavian kitsch with a series of country-swing interludes.