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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.)
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.
This mumblecore entry sometimes sacrifices ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.
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.
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.
THE HAPPY POET tells a story that could use a little more meat.
A laid-back green entrepreneur capitalizes on patience and perseverance in his quest to operate a successful organic food cart.
If you can swallow the contrived ending, the main course is completely satisfying.
A male variation on Lena Dunham, a meandering, Mumblecore meditation on relationships by a guy with a masters degree and a meatless food stand.
Sincerely tells about an underdog geek trying to survive in a world ruled by capitalists.
A diffident, occasionally sly comedy that could have benefitted from a little more energy and range.
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