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Plot, Details & Awards

Happy Go Lucky

(2008)

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 10/10/2008 , 118min.
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Plot & Details

Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan star in director Mike Leigh's seriocomedy concerning an eternally optimistic teacher living and working in North London. Thirty-year-old teacher Poppy (Hawkins) always has a smile on her face, and does her best to brighten the days of those around her by making small talk and cracking jokes. For the past ten years, Poppy has lived with her best friend, Zoe (Alexis Zegerman), a fellow teacher whose wry outlook on life serves as the perfect counterbalance to Poppy's effervescent charm. One day, Poppy decides that it's time to take driving lessons and enrolls in the Axle School of Motoring. Almost instantly, Poppy and her stressed-out instructor, Scott (Eddie Marsan), clash. Still, it seems that there's more to this relationship than surface appearances would suggest. After accompanying her colleague Heather (Sylvestra Le Touzel) to a dance class taught by a particularly passionate instructor (Karina Fernandaz), Poppy connects with kindly school social worker Tim (Samuel Roukin). Of course, Tim can't help but fall for a woman of such boundless compassion, but how will Poppy's increasingly jealous driving instructor react to the news of her most recent romance?

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Mike Leigh Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Sally Hawkins Won
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Sally Hawkins Won
2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress Sally Hawkins Won

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress Sally Hawkins Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actress Sally Hawkins Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Eddie Marsan Nominated
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Sally Hawkins Nominated

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