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This Is Happening (2015)




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Beleaguered Philip Davis is sent at his father's behest to place his eccentric grandmother, Estelle, into an assisted living facility. To add to his troubles, his small time drug dealer sister, Megan decides to join him, using the trip as a cover for a large marijuana buy. When Estelle discovers her grandson's plan, she furiously takes off for Seattle, unaware that her granddaughter's drug haul is stashed in the trunk of the car. The estranged siblings have no choice but to go on the road after their wayward grandmother, the taxidermied dog she keeps as a companion, and five pounds of marijuana. -- (C) Paladin

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Mike Wade
as Derek
James Wolk
as Philip
Steven Davis
as Boy in Diner
Jay Hindustan
as Dr. Flicker
Shabana Shah
as Office Receptionist
Omer Molad
as Guy in Park
Ashley Dimmett
as Girl in Park
Manuel Penichet
as Mini-Mart Cashier
Joseph Shea
as Mini-Mart Hobo
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

The film is entertaining but overly broad, and if it evokes Alex Ross Perry in some respects, it stays far away from his deep misanthropy.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Combining the most clichéd tropes of dysfunctional family comedies and wacky road movies, Ryan Jaffe's debut feature manages to squander the talents of several notable actors.

October 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"This Is Happening" operates at such a negligible pace it barely qualifies as a moving picture.

October 2, 2015 | Full Review…

"This is Happening" leans too much on ungrounded comic antics for the performers to be completely successful, but they give it their all.

September 25, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

If anything, Cloris Leachman is the film's saving grace, and could be reason enough to watch the film.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a set of events that might seem more acceptable in TV comedy drama, but on the big screen they're just glaringly unlikely.

October 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

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