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The Happy Poet Reviews

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

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.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

January 29, 2014
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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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.)

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 26, 2013
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

THE HAPPY POET tells a story that could use a little more meat.

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 5/10

June 28, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 27, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A laid-back green entrepreneur capitalizes on patience and perseverance in his quest to operate a successful organic food cart.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

If you can swallow the contrived ending, the main course is completely satisfying.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 2013
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A male variation on Lena Dunham, a meandering, Mumblecore meditation on relationships by a guy with a masters degree and a meatless food stand.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sincerely tells about an underdog geek trying to survive in a world ruled by capitalists.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

March 23, 2013
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

A diffident, occasionally sly comedy that could have benefitted from a little more energy and range.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 26, 2010
Ronnie Scheib
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This mumblecore entry sometimes sacrifices ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2010
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