Happy, Happy Reviews

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June 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.
November 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 13, 2011
It is short and intense enough that it always seems on track, even if the train goes nowhere.
October 7, 2011
"Happy, Happy" has the makings of a Norwegian "Ice Storm," but it goes out with a whimper.
February 5, 2019
Happy, Happy remains an engaging piece which has good performances from all its leads and is solidly directed by the débutante.
November 25, 2012
Good-natured Norwegian culture-clash comedy between city folks and their new small-town neighbours.
November 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.
November 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.
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