Happy Life Poster

Release Date: 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
A lover (Tom McCaffrey) of 1990s techno-pop hires a legendary DJ (Gilles Decamps) to preside over a rave that he hopes will save his failing music store.

Cast: Tom McCaffrey, Amanda Salane, Gilles Decamps, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alexander Ross Perry, Sarah Croce

Director: Michael Bilandic

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • First-time writer-director Michael M. Bilandic's tongue-in-cheek, bare-knuckles approach to his ultra-low budget paean to a dying breed is a welcome piece of independent filmmaking. show more

  • The most spot-on scenes show passive-aggressive hipster clerks snorting at Keith's flyers for a comeback fundraiser rave and a city suffocating on its own cool. show more

  • Set in cramped apartments and hole-in-the-wall storefronts in the East Village, Michael M. Bilandic's nanobudget comedy Happy Life plays like a poor schlub's "High Fidelity." show more

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