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As luck would have it...

13 years, 1 month ago at Sep 15 10:38
3 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

11 years, 10 months ago at Nov 24 13:16
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The character is very silly and the movie doesn't give the happy-lesson you expect from the trailer.
Some scenes are funny though.

Happy-Go-Sally Hawkins!!

11 years, 7 months ago at Mar 10 19:13
1 vote
Happy-Go-Lucky is a fantastic film with such an inspiring feeling to it. It is a film that truly would make you feel good. It is a story about life-changing, love, friendship and even manipulation. It made me feel really great because of the beautiful characters, the very delightful plot and the message it gives out. It is quite emotional because Poppy loves being her jolly, cheerful self. It is a... 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: 18 April 2008
Tags: Comedy (11), Drama (10), British (8), 2000s (7), 2008 (7), UK (6), Teacher (6), Happiness (4), Optimism (4), Driving Instructor (4), Bar (3), Love (3), School (3), Bully (3), (3), Dance (2), Romance (2), Driving (2), Children (2), Quirky (2)
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" Date: 4/21/2021 Viewed: HBO Max First Viewing Note: I always heard good things about this movie for years and I finally got the chance to watch it on HBO Max. I thought Happy-Go-Lucky was a pretty good movie in my opinion. I like the vibe and story because you can feel the positive energy when watching this film. Sally Hawkins (Shape of Water) is fantastic as the lead role and you also have solid performances from everyone else in this film. I almost wanted to give Happy-Go-Lucky a higher r"


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"29.07. Netflix, 2nd viewing DIRECTED BY Mike Leigh Another underrated Leigh film. Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan are amazing in this. "


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