Another Happy Day
At this wedding, the F-word stands for Family
A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.
The acting is superb and the casting is perfect, but the black humor is something that needs so many aspects to be great. Unfortunately the screenplay is too conventional.
My thesis that Ezra Miller can hold together any movie took a blow with this one.
I would have turned this movie off if I wasn't watching it for background noise to study.
The plot was chaotic, a few of the actors performances were boring at best (Demi Moore, yawn), and overall the movie didn't feel well-rounded to me.
I wasn't sure at the end if I wanted more or just not to have seen it in the first place.
A chaotic film around a wedding and a dysfunctional family with a lot of dislikeable characters.
A few really good scenes, E.Miller's performance and character throughout, and Kate.B's arrival halfway that takes the story up a notch - those positives aside there are too much contrived melodrama going on for this to make any emotional or intellectual impact.
Rewatch-probability: 2 - Not likely
story, (reviews), cast.
The actors do a fine job with the trite material they're given, but the fault resides squarely with Levinson (Barry's son).
A film about a dysfunctional family. It was both humorous and dramatic as well as easy to watch. Actually made me laugh out loud a couple times. It has a low score on imdb, but I'd at least give it a 6.
Most movies involving family conflicts move me and make me reflect a lot, not only about my own family, but like the others with which I see up close. One of the strongest dramas I've ever had the opportunity to see and that will not get out of my head anytime soon. Not to mention the perfect soundtrack composed by Ólafur Arnalds. I recommend highly.
Ridiculous and crude, Another Happy Day and its histrionics work as a character study and a family drama highlighted by interesting people and explosive arguments. I think I liked this film because of the parallels I see within my own family and the one on the screen.
Everyone meets for a wedding including the family fuck up, played powerfully by Ellen Barkin. I liked how neurotic the family was, though collectively it seems a bit over the top, we all know family members like these. Fat aunts with bushy hair spend time sipping alcohol and spreading gossip. Usually in a movie there'd be love underneath all their rolls. But not in Another Happy Day. This family comes across as just…
Now, I can like and appreciate a good drama that pushes some emotional boundaries, but this ... this was way too over the top. Especially Ellen Barkin's character. She had a shit ton of things happen to her and I couldn't help but think she was annoying throughout the entire movie. Caricatures of an upset teenager, caricatures of a divorcee, I'm over it. I DID however enjoy the obliviousness of Barkin's husband.
There is too much going on and no real sense of resolve in the end.