The Happy Poet 2013

The Happy Poet

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A struggling poet (Paul Gordon) starts a vegetarian food stand.

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Critic Reviews for The Happy Poet

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  • [Paul Gordon generates] good-natured humor through earthy characterization and precise observation of what it's like to run a small business. (His editing, which often approximates the rhythm of workaday drudgery, is clever without being cutesy.)

    July 26, 2013 | Full Review…
  • It's hardly slick, but that's the selling point. The Happy Poet approaches the ups and downs of friendship, love, work and life with a disposition that is both sardonic and sunny.

    June 27, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This mumblecore entry sometimes sacrifices ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.

    September 19, 2010 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Variety
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  • The smiley ending, most likely meant to be ironic, feels tacked on. But the consistent comic tone of those earlier scenes--a gentle squirm--makes The Happy Poet a promising debut.

    September 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A cutting edge social satire about vegetarian pushcart power. And how work, or the lack of it, informs our lives. Along with the struggle to survive in hard times, while serving up poetic revenge subversion of the Hollywood happy ending with relish.

    January 29, 2014 | Full Review…
  • THE HAPPY POET tells a story that could use a little more meat.

    June 28, 2013 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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