‘Happy’ season for Miramax?

Posted by · 3:58 am · June 5th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to write about Mike Leigh’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” ever since I saw it some three weeks ago, but I haven’t found a window until now. I’m off to Berlin on the weekend and I’d really like to get this off my plate before I leave, so amid all the packing, I thought I’d hammer […]

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REVIEW: “Happy-Go-Lucky” (***)

Posted by · 10:40 pm · April 30th, 2008

The common line in the British press so far on “Happy-Go-Lucky,” Mike Leigh’s alternately fascinating and frustrating new film, is that it’s a departure for him — an exuberant comic revelation following the spare, precise despair of “All or Nothing” and “Vera Drake.” How quickly we forget. Only nine years ago, Leigh gave us the […]

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