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Happy Endings (2005)

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Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

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Don Roos

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Mamie
Steve Coogan ... Charley
Jesse Bradford ... Nicky
Bobby Cannavale ... Javier
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Jude
Jason Ritter ... Otis
Tom Arnold ... Frank
David Sutcliffe ... Gil
Sarah Clarke ... Diane
Laura Dern ... Pam
Hallee Hirsh ... Mamie at 17
Eric Jungmann ... Charley at 16 / Tom
Kim Morgan Greene ... Connie Peppitone
Rayne Marcus ... Annette
Caitlyn Folley ... Lauren (as Caker Folley)
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Storyline

An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary filmmaker who claims to know the now-grown child's whereabouts. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody wants one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finais Felizes See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$240,075, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$1,315,701

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,682,206
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Company Credits

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Lions Gate Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Liotta turned down the role of Frank McKee. See more »

Goofs

The position of the sunglasses in Jude's hands switches between shots as she's laying by the pool talking to Frank McKee. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charley: [chasing Mamie] Wait! Wait!
Woman Driver: [hits Mamie] My God! Oh my God! Oh my God! I didn't see her! I didn't see her!
Charley: Oh my God!
Woman Driver: Oh my God, I'm so sorry, I didn't see her!
Charley: Do you have a cell? Call 911!
Woman Driver: Oh God.
Passerby: Hey, is she all right?
Charley: I don't know.
Woman Driver: [on phone] 911? Yes, hurry, we need an ambulance quick.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credit is the title. See more »

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Referenced in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tropics of Love
Written by Paul Arthur Jenkins, Toby Christensen and Joseph Plummer
Performed by Black Heart Procession
Published by Looking Better Music (ASCAP), Silver Pagoda Music (SESAC), TreeHOTCH Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Touch And Go Records, Inc.
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Good movie. A bit odd, but still good
9 August 2006 | by alvamarkSee all my reviews

My wife rented this yesterday and we watched it last night. I'd never heard of it. After watching about 15 minutes of it, I thought "What in the world is this," because it was so frenetic. As written in the summary, there are several stories simultaneously being told, and it's kinda hard to keep everything straight. But, after awhile it starts to come together and you begin to pull for one or another of the characters.

I've never watched "Friends," so I haven't seen Lisa Kudrow much, but this was a good performance as a girl who alternates between spineless and fed up. I hadn't seen much of the rest of the cast before, so I can't comment. I also think it's interesting that Tom Arnold was first known for being married to Rosanne Barr, but it seems that lately he's gotten many various supporting roles, enough so that I find myself thinking: "Yeah, he was married to Rosanne whats-her-name?" Anyway, I liked this movie.

Yes, it's bizarre, quirky, odd, whatever you want to call it, but it ends well. It's one to watch. One more thing: it has many spots where there is a black sidebar with kind of "footnote" information. I found myself eventually pausing the DVD to read these things, because I didn't want to miss the music and a bit of action that might be taking place. I wish they would have just paused the movie at these points, and they were worthwhile explanations. Thumbs up!


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