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.