Blu-ray Review “Happy, Happy”

Director: Anne Sewitsky
Starring: Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 88 minutes

Film: 2 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1/2 out of 5 stars

This film is a Norwegian comedy from 2010 ( if you can consider it a comedy). It was also elected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards…I guess it was a slow year for them. This film is not funny at all and in fact is a little depressing in fact. I do not think that it is lost in translation either as I quite enjoyed “Trollhunter”, which was another Norwegian comedy from 2010. Running at 88 minutes the film still feels long and dragged out.

The film follows two couples that both have issues with their marriages. The story is setup when Eirik (Joachim Rafaelsen) and Elisabeth (Maibritt Saerens) to the country and end up next door to Kaja (Agnes Kittelsen) and Sigve (Henrik Rafaelsen). The couples get to know each other and the truth behind both couples are eventually found out. The couples strive to find out what does it take to be happy in your marriage.

I have to say the only saving grace for the film has to be Agnes Kittelsen. She is very cute and definitely keep my interest in the film, but that doesn’t make the movie any better. It just kept me from turning it off. There are no special features on the Blu-ray besides a US and an international trailer for the film. Overall, stay WAY away from this film for sure.

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