Happy Tears

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Released 2010

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Director:
Mitchell Lichtenstein
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Jayne (Parker Posey) and Laura (Demi Moore) are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle: their seventy something-year-old father Joe (Rip Torn). Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not-so-perfect lives while dodging childhood memories.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Posey and Moore's portrayals are among their career bests, and Torn is at once comical and poignant while Ellen Barkin, as his woozy, drugged-out girlfriend embraces deglamorizatio...

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Mr. Lichtenstein seems to want your tears. Nothing wrong there. The problem is that, because he never settles persuasively into one groove -- you don't believe the tears or the smi...

  • 30

    Variety

    A contradictory creature, both insightful and dumb, sometimes innovative and sometimes just plain inept. Dreamy, funny but also weirdly disjointed, it's as if the very film itself ...

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