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Happy Tears (2010)

Happy Tears

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

February 19, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Producer

Joyce M. Pierpoline

Screenwriter

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Starring

Story


Jayne (Parker Posey) and Laura (Demi Moore) are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle: their seventy something-year-old father Joe (Rip Torn). Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not-so-perfect lives while dodging childhood memories. Laura suspects that Joe needs full-time care, but Jayne refuses to believe that their father's condition is that serious. Jayne's compulsion to escape reality only increases Laura's attempts to yank her back down to earth. Meanwhile, Joe still sings and plays the blues on his prized guitar, and the lively widower even has a new "ladyfriend," shameless and sassy Shelly (Ellen Barkin). But as the visible moments of their father's impending senility increase, the family dynamics spiral out of control. Tensions flare as the close sisters must also juggle their own very different lives - Laura's busy environmentalist work schedule and mother of three small children, and Jayne, desperate to finally have a baby with her workaholic art-dealing husband Jackson (Christian Camargo). Their adventures back home are not without magic, mischief and mayhem, and even a search for buried treasure in the backyard! In the end, any tears that Jayne and Laura might shed will be happy ones.

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Parker Posey stars as Jayne and Demi Moore stars as Laura in Roadside Attractions' Happy Tears (2010). Photo credit by John Baer.
Parker Posey stars as Jayne and Demi Moore stars as Laura in Roadside Attractions' Happy Tears (2010). Photo credit by John Baer.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..loses sight of what made the film so engrossing in the first place..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..belabored movie..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
“..The funny has gone missing..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]