Written November 21, 2011
'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 needs to be said. Because of this, 'Another Happy Day' hit home with the audience I viewed the film with opening night in NYC. This was evidenced by the silence that followed the last scene. As for casting, I'm an Ellen Barkin fan and it's hard for her to go wrong; Ellen Burstyn and Ezra Miller (who I wasn't familiar with) were outstanding! George Kennedy hasn't lost his acting chops; Demi Moore was a pleasant surprise.
Go see this film!
Written November 21, 2011
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... period and a breakout performance by Ezra Miller. By far worth the price of admission. The story is a bit choppy never quite sure whether it's a drama or a comedy and trying to be both but not always successfully.
Written November 22, 2011
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 other half. Extraordinary performances by Ellen Barkin as the guilt ridden, thin skinned mother vixen; Ezra Miller as a modern day Hamlet-- brilliant verbal, omniscient, and self-destroying, Ellen Burstyn as the tight lipped grand dame of the family, a poignant performance by the aged George Kennedy as the demented grandfather, and young Daniel Yestin spot on as a very smoart asperger's kid brother, Thomas Haden Church furious at his cluelessness, Demi Moore, on and on great performances Defnitely R rated! Great score by first time movie scoring icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds, great directing--- a fabulous movie that is being horribly squelched in the theaters and by reviewers who really don't get it.
Written July 01, 2012
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 doing wrong was stupid. If I could ask the writer what his point was in making this movie I would feel better about watching this depressing movie. The movie is heavy and interesting but leaves the viewer wondering what message to take from story. I am frustrated by movies that don't finish the thought!