Happy, Happy Synopsis
A neglected wife (Agnes Kittelsen) has an affair with her married neighbor (Henrik Rafaelsen).
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Total Film

The ensuing drama is typically Scandinavian in the best way possible – the setting's beautiful, the tensions slow-burning. Meanwhile,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The curdled Norwegian comedy-drama Happy, Happy, which dissects a pair of poisoned marriages, is sometimes heavy-handed (like its title) but...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Winner of Sundance's grand jury prize for world cinema, Happy, Happy is a very strange film. Yet I was happy to be watching. It is short...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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If it weren't so good-natured overall, Anne Sewitsky's feature debut Happy, Happy might seem entirely implausible, even for a comedy.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Happy, Happy has the makings of a Norwegian "Ice Storm," but it goes out with a whimper.
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60

The Guardian

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Like Kaja (Agnes Kittelsen), the wide-eyed Madame Bovary at its heart, Happy, Happy starts out cartoonish and ends up oddly endearing.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In her casually daring - and mostly endearing - debut feature, the Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky mixes and purposely mismatches light...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
The filmmaker looks to American modes of visual and aural expression to give Happy, Happy its soul, but all her fetish accomplishes is...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie attempts to both explain everything away and pat itself (and Norway) on the back once we see Noa watching President Obama deliver...
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38

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
First-time director Anne Sewitsky may intend Happy, Happy as a Chekhovian chamber piece or romantic bagatelle, but her smugness about...
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Rated R | For sexual content and brief graphic nudity