Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DVD Review: Happy Go Lucky

I wanted to like this movie. I wanted to see it when it was at Tower. It just screamed "feel-good" movie to me. I knew I would finish seeing the movie and be a happier and better person for the experience. Looking at all of that, how could a little British movie not be a little disappointing? It had to be. Sorry for the pressure, mates.

Happy Go Lucky centers around Poppy, a 30 year woman who is unendingly positive and happy. There isn't too much of a story so much as her interactions with various types of people in her life. I would expect that through these interactions either Poppy or the people that crossed her life would change, for better or worse. Thing was, they really didn't. Pricks were still pricks, homeless people were still crazy and she was still living with rose colored glasses. I suppose that is a testament to it being good filmmaking and not something that ended up being cliche'.

I very much appreciate her outlook on life and I try to a positive and happy outlook on my own life. But not very long into the movie, Poppy was very annoying. It wasn't her positivity or joy, per se. There was just something about her that made me want to choke a bitch. I was surprised it took more than 90 minutes into the movie that someone actually acted on my impulse.

Overall, it was an ok movie. It didn't make me unhappy but it didn't move me as I'd hoped. I'll give it 3 smiley faces (out of five).

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