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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As Barkin's nemesis, Moore is evil, and that's a good thing - she doesn't back off. Kate Bosworth plays Barkin's fragile daughter and is a pleasant surprise: Who knew she was an actress? show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's Barkin, though, who holds everything together, even as her character is falling apart. Whether or not she took this role as a favor - Levinson's father, Barry, directed her in "Diner" decades ago - ultimately seems irrelevant. This isn't an invitation you should feel obliged to accept. But if you decide to stop by, she'll be the reason you stay. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Though some of the movie's performances flirt with caricature (Siobhan Fallon's loud-mouthed aunt, Demi Moore as a brash and overtly sexual second wife), the movie has a center of gravity just strong enough to contain them. show more

  • 65
    Movieline

    It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but it's a genuine actors' film anchored by some good performances. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    I tend to forget how marvelous Ellen Barkin can be until she gets the rare chance to pull out all the stops in a movie like this. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Even at a supposed celebration, the well-bred and well-off aren't really happy at all. So the title is ironic. Thanks for that profound insight. show more

  • 12
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Hell is family in Another Happy Day, a portrait of one clan's reunion for a wedding that overflows with characters even more repugnant than the irony of its groan-worthy title. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    You could get whiplash watching this bipolar drama jerk between extremes: For every extraordinary scene - such as an authentically awkward exchange between Bosworth and estranged dad Thomas Haden Church - there's a sequence or three that might be extended collegiate acting exercises. show more

  • 40
    Steve Ramos Boxoffice Magazine

    Void of subtlety and the gritty realism that's trademark for many Sundance dramas, Another Happy Day, from Mandalay Vision, may fail to win over many critics due to its histrionic storytelling. show more

  • 67
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    The actors make the trauma in Another Happy Day feel real. But it's too often undercut by directorial fussiness that feels more academic than personal. show more

  • November 26, 2013 pk00000000156093
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    Wow...this is such a good movie. Really dark and disturbing. very well written and acted. Reminds me of many families.

  • February 26, 2012 paravcorp
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    This was an outstanding movie which I can see why it was not for some people. Sundance critics thought it was good and so did we. It is disturbing for sure, but that is part of the point SL was going for. real life for some people

  • November 19, 2011 Mary
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    Ellen Burstyn steals the film. If you like profanity every other word, and not only an emotionally crippled but unlikeable family, you will like this film. An entire crazy family together in one place for a weekend is too much. No one is likeable; that\'s what makes you unsympathetic. I don\'t know a family like it, and if this is what the American family has become, we\'re in troublle. Skip it.

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