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      Happiness Runs

      Released May 7, 2010 1h 28m Drama List
      17% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 37% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A youth contemplates leaving his commune. Read More Read Less

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      Joe Neumaier New York Daily News The kids' story gets out of control, but Andie MacDowell is a pleasantly earthy mess as Victor's out-of-it mother, and familiar New York faces (Ann Magnuson, Mark Boone Jr., Richard Edson) lend quirky support as the out-of-it elders. Rated: 2/4 Apr 27, 2020 Full Review Amy Nicholson Boxoffice Magazine There's more boobs than brains in Adam Sherman's semi-true tale of heedless, bored debauchery Rated: 2.5/5 Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times An astoundingly bad memory piece that blows its potential dramatic heft at every turn. Rated: 1/5 May 13, 2010 Full Review Brent Simon Shared Darkness Happiness Runs wears its air-quote truth like a protective cloak, to fend off dismissals of its narrative inadequacies: after all, if it's based on a true story, how could it not be infused with hidden profundity? Rated: C- May 19, 2010 Full Review Annlee Ellingson Moving Pictures Magazine Sherman's macabre dream-fueled imagery elevates the material from solely navel-gazing, but only slightly. May 17, 2010 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International "Callow" would be too kind a description of this messy, unoriginal and dull treatise of a filmmaker's youthful years in a commune. May 10, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Despite the negative reviews I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member kranker film. sehr krank und verstörend. aber interessant Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Tragic and disturbing. Exactly how I would imagine it to be to live amongst a polygamous cult. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Disturbing, uncomfortable, and somehow pervasively dull. I kept waiting for an actual plot to develop, but it never really does. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the worst movies of the year. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member i actually enjoyed this film. centered in a hippie utopia that's not exactly the way of life for the kids growing up in it, lotsa drugs and sex.....but yet this still resembles a white suburban melodrama. tries a little too hard at times but still worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A youth contemplates leaving his commune.
      Adam Sherman
      Stephen Israel
      Adam Sherman
      Strand Releasing
      Production Co
      Happiness Runs
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 7, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 22, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 28m
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