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      Happy Birthday!

      R 2016 1 hr. 30 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      Reviews 49% 50+ Ratings Audience Score When two friends embark on a journey to the seediest parts of Mexicali for a birthday celebration, they quickly realize their trip has taken a dangerous turn that involves sex, drugs, torture and a ransom involving the Mexican cartel. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member So bad. Except for Matthew Willig, he's a pretty good goon Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Put off watching this movie for a while, but was pleasantly surprised by it. I usually don't write reviews, but feel this movie is a little gem. The ending makes the movie seem a lot more worthwhile than when you're watching it, but this still held my attention from start to finish, which is hard to do. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review darth darth b Struggles to remain interesting, and then collapses under the weight of its incredulity. But it does have one of the greatest title sequences ever put to film (it looks like a film poster!). Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Way better than SEARCH PARTY which was kind of the same movie, (this was more thriller) - with lesser known actors. There are some great scenes, the office scene with the Aerosmith guy, and the bar, also not to spoil it, but they shoot a goat over a wall at the end, and I laughed so hard the lady on the plane was staring at me. lol - not bad, and much better than some of the crap out there today. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I recognized a few of the actors, my wife watches the gold bergs, the main kid is on that, he's really good, and the other guy is in a lot of TV cop stuff. The main girl was really good, the tall girl with the huge eyes, loved her and Stephen Tyler was really really funny. It's a small movie, a real indie, kind of like a grind house drive in movie, but I had a blast and would highly recommend it if you like those types of films. Way better than that horrible office Christmas Party Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member "It's only weird if you make it weird" !! It's a shame more people have not seen this movie. I didn't recognize so many of the actors, but they're all kind of the 'hey, i know that guy'. Eric Palladino from ER was great as The Cowboy, stepping out of his usual cop-on-tv roles... I had lots of fun, and the big guy from "We're The Millers" was hilarious. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Though well-acted and stylish, this meta-grindhouse exercise strains under its own self-satisfied cleverness. Sep 8, 2016 Full Review Wes Greene Slant Magazine It plays like it was written by a bro who just discovered the early films of Quentin Tarantino. Rated: .5/4 Sep 6, 2016 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Film Journal International For all its strenuously outrageous twists and turns, Happy Birthday! is ultimately too conventional to really stand out among similar thrillers. Sep 8, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis When two friends embark on a journey to the seediest parts of Mexicali for a birthday celebration, they quickly realize their trip has taken a dangerous turn that involves sex, drugs, torture and a ransom involving the Mexican cartel.
      Director
      Casey Tebo
      Executive Producer
      Sean Lydiard
      Screenwriter
      Casey Tebo
      Production Co
      Orion Pictures, Darko Entertainment, Enderby Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2016
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