Happy, Happy

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6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Sep 22, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The trailer makes the film look like a fun, sexual romp between two married Norwegian couples, but it's much sadder and more disturbing in reality. And the racist behavior of the one couple's son toward the other couple's black son is revolting. Sure, it's supposed to be "cute", but the fact that the parents didn't gain control of the situation feels like a tacit endorsement or a "boys will be boys" situation. Playing "Slave" just isn't all that acceptable to this film-goer. Expand
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Nov 18, 2012
    60
    Like Kaja (Agnes Kittelsen), the wide-eyed Madame Bovary at its heart, Happy, Happy starts out cartoonish and ends up oddly endearing.
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Winning
    Nov 18, 2012
    80
    The ensuing drama is typically Scandinavian in the best way possible – the setting's beautiful, the tensions slow-burning. Meanwhile, musical interludes courtesy of a barbershop quartet lend a playful undertone.
  3. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Oct 13, 2011
    75
    The curdled Norwegian comedy-drama Happy, Happy, which dissects a pair of poisoned marriages, is sometimes heavy-handed (like its title) but has much to recommend it.