Happy Life (2011)




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Keith, a happy hardcore obsessed record store owner, is desperate to stay afloat in modern day NYC. Will an old-school rave be his ticket back to the top? Or will candy necklaces and glow sticks be the death nails in his techno coffin? -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Happy Life

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Acerbic but never cruel.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
Top Critic

The movie's dreadful interior lighting might be passed off as atmospheric or a victim of financing, but it mainly makes for difficult viewing.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

The film doesn't seem all that into the subculture it attempts to wryly nostalgize.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
AV Club
Top Critic

The most spot-on scenes show passive-aggressive hipster clerks snorting at Keith's flyers for a comeback fundraiser rave and a city suffocating on its own cool.

Full Review… | October 11, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

The closer Happy Life gets to finally finding any joy in the fans of this passé scene, the more depressing it becomes.

Full Review… | October 9, 2011
Slant Magazine

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