• Released
  • November 18, 2011
  • (NY, LA)
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
Another Happy Day Synopsis
A woman (Ellen Barkin) attends her son's wedding at the estate of her ex-husband.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As Barkin's nemesis, Moore is evil, and that's a good thing - she doesn't back off. Kate Bosworth plays Barkin's fragile daughter and is a...
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
I tend to forget how marvelous Ellen Barkin can be until she gets the rare chance to pull out all the stops in a movie like this.
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65

Movieline

It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
You could get whiplash watching this bipolar drama jerk between extremes: For every extraordinary scene - such as an authentically awkward...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Though some of the movie's performances flirt with caricature (Siobhan Fallon's loud-mouthed aunt, Demi Moore as a brash and overtly sexual...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As the groom's brassy-babe stepmother, Demi Moore does her own share of scenery chewing, but at least she looks like she's having fun.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
Void of subtlety and the gritty realism that's trademark for many Sundance dramas, Another Happy Day, from Mandalay Vision, may fail to win...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's Barkin, though, who holds everything together, even as her character is falling apart. Whether or not she took this role as a favor -...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Even at a supposed celebration, the well-bred and well-off aren't really happy at all. So the title is ironic. Thanks for that profound...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Hell is family in Another Happy Day, a portrait of one clan's reunion for a wedding that overflows with characters even more repugnant than...
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Family Dysfunction At Its Best

By ejwright54
'Another Happy Day' is an excellent study of a dysfunctional family, artfully done without affectation. There is simply no fluff, everything that is done needs to be done, everything that is said...

A Nice, Dark Ensemble Comedy

By rjsupajr
While not great there were some stand out performances, including Demi Moore - the best thing she's done in a long time, save Margin Call - Ellen Barkin, Kate Bosworth - the best thing she's done......

A gem

By Doctor Marvel
Ar great screenplay rippling with dark humor of the highest quality: a very disturbing family tragedy out of a greek drama, that had the audience in stitches half the time, and benunbed sadness the...

Another Happy Day

By havaswede
I just watched this movie and I want to know what the "moral or the story is"? I think it hits home with alot of people... but the dysfunction and never addressing people waking up to what they are...

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Rated R | For Drug/alcohol abuse, pervasive language including sexual references, and brief graphic nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intense, mature drama excavates too many family skeletons.
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