Happy Life (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Happy Life (2011)




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Movie Info

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


Critic Reviews for Happy Life

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Acerbic but never cruel.

October 14, 2011 | Full Review…
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.

October 13, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

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

October 13, 2011 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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.

October 11, 2011 | Full Review…
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.

October 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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