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Happy-Go-Lucky
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Elliot Cowan Elliot Cowan
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Eddie Marsan Eddie Marsan
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Mike Leigh Mike Leigh
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As luck would have it...

7 years, 4 months ago at Sep 15 10:38
2 votes
''It's not easy being an adult''
''It's not easy being you, is it?''


Set in contemporary London and follows the adventures of Poppy, a primary school teacher.

Sally Hawkins: Poppy

Happy-Go-Lucky wasn't anything at all what I expected. The beginning of the film I was worried if Mike Leigh's offering may not live up to my expectations, ... read more

Happy-Go-Silly

6 years, 2 months ago at Nov 24 13:16
1 vote
The character is very silly and the movie doesn't give the happy-lesson you expect from the trailer.
Some scenes are funny though.

You can't make everybody loves you, Poppy.

6 years ago at Jan 21 18:30
1 vote
For the first hour with the except of the first ten minutes I got bored but eventually the movie got better. The character of Sallay Hawkins, Poppy, is a bubbly woman that see a lot of happiness in the world where most of the grow up don't understand anymore what makes her looks like an idiot. You get usted to her, to her personality and start loving her. Her relationship with Scott is the best pa... read more
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Description: Just how hard is it to be happy? In the effervescent new comedy from writer/director Mike Leigh (“Vera Drake,” “Secrets & Lies”), Sally Hawkins stars as Poppy, an irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters, offering us a touching, truthful and deeply life-affirming exploration of one of the most mysterious and often the most elusive of all human qualities: happiness. Poppy's ability to maintain her perspective is tested as the story begins and her commuter bike is stolen. However, she enthusiastically signs up for dri ... (more)
Release date: 21 November 2008
Tags: Comedy (10), Drama (9), British (8), 2008 (7), UK (7), 2000s (7), Teacher (6), Driving Instructor (4), Optimism (4), Happiness (4), Bully (3), (3), School (3), Bar (3), Love (3), Homeless Man (2), Children (2), Driving (2), Long Take (2), Rowing Boat (2)
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" DVD- 1hr. 58min. First Viewing While it is a bit too aimless at times, Happy-Go-Lucky is ultimately a bittersweet look at a woman attempting to find and keep happiness in a sad and lonely world. Sally Hawkins is the main reason to see this, selling every little facet of her character gracefully and poignantly. "


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Pick a Poppy

“I saw this on the recommendation of a close friend because she found much to admire in Poppy's character. I have to say that the comedy is good though the plot is somewhat disjointed as though there were storylets glued together with few tenuous links to flow them from one to the other.

Sally Hawkins gives a fair performance as the slightly ditzy but well-meaning Poppy and she's supported well by the rest of the cast. I was interested to see her in this role because I was so impressed with her portrayal of Slasher in Layer Cake and she clearly has range. At first I found Poppy a little trying but as time went on I developed a genuine empathy and affection for her and her outlook on life.

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