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      My Happy Family

      2017 1 hr. 59 min. Drama List
      100% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A middle-aged Georgian woman leaves her husband and their multi-generational home, setting out to build a new life for herself. Read More Read Less

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      Moe D Simple, lovely and amazing!! Tone, tone, tone, understood immediately why the lead character made the choice she ultimately made. The writing, directing and acting was so clear. A breath of fresh air for the the main character, Manana and me! The story unfolds beautifully with absolutely no artifice. I need that song that Manana sings at the reunion...beautiful!! Seems some who didn't like this film watched a dubbed version, That is never a good thing, except in John Woo's The Killer!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/09/22 Full Review Rosana B Gostei muito, filmes de autoconhecimento, muitas vezes pecam pela lentidão, mas aqui tudo é comedido, melancólico e quase libertador, uma mulher madura, que resolve se desatar dos nós da sociedade patriarcal e misoginia, triste realidade, mas mesmo se liberando das amarras ela ainda se vê afundada em comentários ingenuamente maldosos, acorrentada as descobertas de traições passadas do marido, livre, sim, mas atada inconscientemente escravidão social... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/02/22 Full Review Audience Member Loved this film. Easy to relate to a woman who, for no apparent reason she wants to leave her current life. And I write apparent as later, it becomes obvious why her soul felt crushed. The cinematography is beautifully done- Manana, is the main character, a teacher, living in Tbilisi the capital of Georgia. she is a mum to two teenagers and also shares the apartment with her parents and husband Soso whom, when she decides to leave the family home and move into an apartment of her own, she is met with disbelief by nearly everyone around her. The bravery she shows in going it alone from her cramped living space to the solitary existence of a run down though liberating apartment. Little by little we see her try to resurrect a life for herself- the frantic paced apartment she shared with the sparring family to a room with french doors opening to views of trees bending and swaying in the wind. Her restoration of the place she lives in and the new life forms of her planting tomatoes on her balcony are in parallel to her own growth- Her liberation. I highly recommend this film. Accidently found it and while the ending is very film art house in its non blatant non explanatory "ohhh is that the ending?" feeling. Its like life in that nothing remains completely satisfactorily answered (to me the viewer) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Es una película extranjera que se puede ver en Netflix; está muy bien realizada y es realista; las actuaciones son excelentes, la trama es buena y la cinematografía está decente; es recomendable y vale totalmente la pena. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Very slooooo moving...good acting...great singing.. atmosphere...but ultimately...boring as hell... watched till the end... always expecting that dramatic moment of break the end climax... nothing Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It might be the best movie I've seen in longtime. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Noel Murray AV Club Georgian writer-director Nana Ekvtimishvili (In Bloom) brings a rare subtlety and sensitivity to this ironically titled domestic drama. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Matt Fagerholm [An] enthralling and masterful achievement. Rated: 4/4 Dec 4, 2017 Full Review Derek Smith Slant Magazine My Happy Family casually lays out the domestic space where the story's events takes place with acutely detailed cultural specificity. Rated: 3/4 Mar 8, 2017 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine The takes are often long and clearly meticulously choreographed, but rarely conspicuously so. Jan 12, 2023 Full Review Diane Pershing Malibu Times I drank it in, the superb, underplayed acting, the perceptive script, stunning visuals of a woman who has, at last, discovered who she is by watching the wind rustle in the trees and soaking up the quiet. Jul 6, 2021 Full Review Film Companion Staff Film Companion The brilliantly performed and progressive Georgian drama explores the perspective of a 50-year-old woman who "leaves" her entire family against societal odds. Oct 28, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A middle-aged Georgian woman leaves her husband and their multi-generational home, setting out to build a new life for herself.
      Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
      Nana Ekvtimishvili
      Big World Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2017