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      Happiness for Beginners

      Released Jul 21, 2023 1 hr. 43 min. Romance Comedy Drama List
      33% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 53% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Helen has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Newly divorced, she joins a quirky group of strangers on a survival course for the "Adventure of a Lifetime" with the hope of learning how to live — and love — again. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      A bland journey of self-discovery that's too inoffensive to stand out in a crowded genre, this romantic dramedy offers little Happiness for Beginners -- or viewers at any other level.

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      Antonio S I absolutely loved it, beginning to end, great movie and great cast. Wish the movie and hike was longer!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Claudia J I love it!!!! I get the biggest smile while watching it. I am someone that does not like to rewatch movies. I've rewatched at least 5x. It's an escape. I wanted more. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Jerod S It's a bland rom-com even though I'm a Kemper fan. The outdoor hiking adventure doesn't supply as much humor as it could - but its warm and fuzzy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Maleah M This is such a great movie. It was witty and didn't rely on crude/foul language for humor. Loved the main character. She played it so well. Very well done. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Sue V Loved it! It is a rainy afternoon feel good movie 😊 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Aaron G Like the actors, didn't like the movie. Skip for future Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Levin Newsday This is the movie equivalent of background TV, something to have on while you're paying the bills, or something. There's cinematic comfort food and then there's just comfort, without the food. Rated: 2/4 Aug 9, 2023 Full Review Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Ultimately, the film’s formulaic qualities are too much of a drag. Jul 31, 2023 Full Review Nell Minow RogerEbert.com Like a mapped-out trail, you know where it will end up, but there's enough to enjoy along the way. Rated: 3/4 Jul 28, 2023 Full Review Jennifer Green Common Sense Media This low-key ensemble hiking tale matches its forest setting -- attractive but never stunning, pleasant but not extraordinary. Rated: 3/5 Aug 16, 2023 Full Review Graeme Tuckett Stuff.co.nz Happiness For Beginners might just about get you through the night before the Sav' Blanc runs out. Aug 9, 2023 Full Review Milagros Amondaray La Nación (Argentina) ... A noble movie that allows Kemper to trek dramatic territory and command a story with solvency and charisma. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Aug 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Helen has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Newly divorced, she joins a quirky group of strangers on a survival course for the "Adventure of a Lifetime" with the hope of learning how to live — and love — again.
      Director
      Vicky Wight
      Executive Producer
      Lawrence Greenberg, Jeff Sackman
      Screenwriter
      Vicky Wight
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Cranetown Media, Synthetic Cinema International
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 21, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 27, 2023
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