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Happy Here and Now (2002)

R | | Drama | 8 June 2002 (USA)
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When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.

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Michael Almereyda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karl Geary ... Eddie Mars / Tom
Shalom Harlow ... Muriel
Clarence Williams III ... Bill
Ally Sheedy ... Lois
Josephine Martin Josephine Martin ... Josephine
Gloria Reuben ... Hannah
Liane Balaban ... Amelia
David Arquette ... Eddie
Isabel Gillies ... Isabel
Quintron Quintron ... Quintron
Nic Ratner Nic Ratner ... Peter
John Sinclair John Sinclair ... Himself
Ernie K-Doe Ernie K-Doe ... Himself
Antoinette K-Doe Antoinette K-Doe ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Fessenden ... Clifton
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In New Orleans, a young woman named Muriel goes missing. Her sister, Amelia, arrives to look for her. Aided by her aunt's lover, an ex-CIA agent named Bill, Amelia finds evidence on Muriel's computer of conversations with a mysterious and philosophical man. Bill and Amelia's search for him is fitful, but we learn that he's Eddie, a local exterminator who wants to produce and direct a movie about Nicholas Tesla. We follow Eddie, full of schemes, and we meet his brother, Tom, a firefighter who may know something about the death of a man whose widow, Hannah, seeks him out. What has happened to Muriel? Is this a world where anything can be known? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Segunda Vida See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,867, 18 December 2005

Gross USA:

$2,443, 18 December 2005
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Color:

Color
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One of the best unseen movies ever made
22 October 2006 | by monstermonkeyheadSee all my reviews

This is a mystery with a charming dose of very low-budget sci-fi added to it about a girl's missing sister, duality, imitation, and the internet. Those looking for an Arnold Shwarzenegger shoot-'em-up will hate this movie because you actually have to pay attention to it and have half a brain. If you do pay attention and do have half a brain, you will be rewarded with a moving experience and be able to enjoy the sites along the way. There are lots of great characters, wonderful scenery, and plenty of wiggle room for going out on a limb. The acting is super. The directing is top-notch. And the story is mighty cool! Thank you Michael Almereyda! Please keep making lots of movies!


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