Happy Endings

A sexual relationship between step-siblings that leads to a teen pregnancy; a karoke bar; a Mexican immigrant with an illegal green card; blackmail; two gay men, two lesbian women and a baby. How do all these pieces fit together? In Happy Endings, the latest film by director Don Roos (Bounce, The Opposite of Sex), you won't figure out how they all go together until the end of the film - unless, of course, you've already mastered the basic formulas for indie film. To be "edgy" a film has to push boundaries and explore new ways of looking at things, or it has to tackle an uncomfortable subject, or it has to be decidedly non-linear. Or it has to have Maggie Gyllenhaal. And if it has Maggie Gyllenhaal sensually singing karaoke? So much the better.