Another Happy Day

Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Nov 18, 2011
    80
    The younger Levinson has considerable storytelling talent, an admirable honesty and a streak of ruthlessness.
  2. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Dec 8, 2011
    75
    As Barkin's nemesis, Moore is evil, and that's a good thing - she doesn't back off. Kate Bosworth plays Barkin's fragile daughter and is a pleasant surprise: Who knew she was an actress?
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 16, 2011
    75
    I tend to forget how marvelous Ellen Barkin can be until she gets the rare chance to pull out all the stops in a movie like this.
  4. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Jan 12, 2012
    67
    The actors make the trauma in Another Happy Day feel real. But it's too often undercut by directorial fussiness that feels more academic than personal.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Nov 16, 2011
    67
    Levinson stuffs the movie with so many emotional cross-currents and minor revelations that it's hard to keep them all straight, but the movie works the audience's nerves with enough determination to get under the skin and stay there, a sensation that comes awfully close to an earned emotional response.
  6. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Nov 17, 2011
    65
    It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but it's a genuine actors' film anchored by some good performances.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 29, 2016
    9
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  2. Aug 28, 2012
    6
    This is a very depressing movie about a family reunion at a wedding. At the outset let me tell you that the only sympathetic character in itThis is a very depressing movie about a family reunion at a wedding. At the outset let me tell you that the only sympathetic character in it is a borderline who cuts herself, and she is sympathetic only because we hear such awful things about her before meeting her we are pleasantly surprised to see her presented as the most stable in the family. As a Family Therapist I can tell you this movie would make a great teaching tool. Every kind of crazy making behavior is presented. There are predators galore in many guises, and quite a few victims. Ellen Barkin pulls off a bravura performance as a panicked, put upon mother whose brood consists of the above mentioned borderline and an addicted, self centered, car crash of a son. She gets no help from an empty space of a husband (played blithely by "The Walking Dead's" Jeffrey DeMunn), and plenty of interference from her mother (Ellen Burstyn) a cold disinterested matriarch concerned with her looming widowhood, and her ex husbands wife (Demi Moore) who insists on taking all the credit for raising Barkin's son to perfection., not to mention two sadists masquerading as sisters.
    I credit the movie for not shoving our nose too deep into psychoanalysis and finger pointing. After seeing this be sure to call your relatives and take a moment to love them.
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  3. Dec 7, 2011
    7
    It's actually quite an interesting film with a swirling cast of dysfunctional characters who kind of compete for who is nuttier. It's moreIt's actually quite an interesting film with a swirling cast of dysfunctional characters who kind of compete for who is nuttier. It's more Bergmanesque than comedic and benefits from some great acting. Funny how one major reviewer suggested the only sane person is the family matriarch, played by Ellen Burstyn, but she's as wacky as the rest. It manages to be both enjoyable and rather painful. Full Review »