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The Happy Housewife (2010)

De gelukkige huisvrouw (original title)
After giving birth to her first child, a happily married woman sees her picture-perfect life spiral out of control.

Director:

Antoinette Beumer

Writers:

Marnie Blok (screenplay), Karin van Holst Pellekaan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carice van Houten ... Lea
Marcel Hensema ... Beau
Waldemar Torenstra Waldemar Torenstra ... Harry
René van 't Hof René van 't Hof ... Verpleger Rene
Isis Cabolet ... Cynthia
Gijs de Lange Gijs de Lange ... Vader
Martijn Nieuwerf Martijn Nieuwerf ... Dieter
Bert Luppes ... Dr. Mulder
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Theo
Maike Meijer Maike Meijer ... Zus Brigit
Rik Launspach Rik Launspach ... Dr. Kallenback
Anke Engels Anke Engels ... Corine
Myranda Jongeling Myranda Jongeling ... Machteld
Lot van Lunteren Lot van Lunteren ... Verpleegkundige Anita (as Lotje van Lunteren)
Mara van Vlijmen Mara van Vlijmen ... Stewardess
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Storyline

Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband's job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word 'emancipation' simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present - firmly back on track. Written by Holland Film

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Dzongkha

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happy Housewife See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,800,327
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The neighborhood featured in the opening shot, and thus where Lea and Harry live is the "overgooi" in Almere. See more »

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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #5.17 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

For Bitter Or Worse
Written by Anouk Teeuwe, Martin Gjerstad, Aben Eubanks, Tore Johansson
Performed by Anouk Teeuwe
Courtesy of EMI
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Midioooocre to the core !!!
11 November 2010 | by MoviespotSee all my reviews

An awful product.Barely watchable...the acting and directing is well.... it makes you shiver for how low the quality is .Un-be-lie-va-ble. Here in the Lowlands from time to time we have a period inwich almost every 'important 'dutch-cinema Moloch features the same cast of leading lady's..now it's time for dutch 'darling 'Carice van Houten '..this meagerly talented 'actress appears in almost every dutch thing that hits the cinema kartel....but this film scripted after a book from 'journalist 'heleen van Rooijen gave her the change to portray the worst acting achievement in years ! only maybe surpassed by her male counterpart... summary: script: midiocre-story non-interestingly portrayed - acting the worst for years to come.Non of the characters are real & alive..only awfully and superficially constructed clichés.... How can anyone take this product seriously...luckily i don't and thus had a fun time watching it !!!


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