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The Happy Poet Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2013
[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.)
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 27, 2013
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.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
September 19, 2010
This mumblecore entry sometimes sacrifices ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
September 17, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5