Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy-Go-Lucky

I finally rented and watched Happy-Go-Lucky last night. I was really looking forward to finally seeing this 2008 Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated movie, but it was a disappointment.













Maybe I was expecting too much, or maybe I wasn't in the right mood, but it just didn't engage me and I found the main character, Poppy, to be more anoying than charming. Happy-Go-Lucky has been called a "joyous feel-good film" but it didn't make me feel happy or lucky. It had it's moments, but not enough of them. For much of this movie I was simply bored.

There are several threads in this overrated film that go nowhere. I kept waiting for the plot to develop, but it never really did. She met a guy, her driving instructor is nuts - that's about it. I usually don't mind a movie without a lot of plot. I love character studies. But this was a character I just didn't care about.

1 comment:

willow said...

Looks like we both picked duds this week! I tried to watch "Australia" and couldn't even get 15 minutes into it. It was just too corny and over acted for my taste. Thanks for the heads up.