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Happy Endings (2005)

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

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

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29 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Finais Felizes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$240,075, 17 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,311,633, 11 September 2005
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Trivia

Features Tom Arnold's first sex scene 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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Special thanks to the Stephen Blake family See more »

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Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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Sprawl
Written by John Convertino
Performed by Calexico
Courtesy of Quarterstick Records
Published by GOOD CLEAN DIRT (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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Good movie. A bit odd, but still good
9 August 2006 | by See 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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