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Happy-Go-Lucky

Over the past 20 years, British movie and theater director Mike Leigh has produced a critically praised body of work that artfully investigates the gritty despair and grim lives of his working class characters. His most well-known and admired films include Naked, Vera Drake, Topsy-Turvy, and Secrets and Lies.

His newest movie Happy-Go-Lucky has garnered the positive attention of film critics for the performance of the film’s leading actress, Sally Hawkins. Playing this weekend at WMU’s Little Theater, moviegoers may just find out what the secret to happiness is and whether or not Leigh has lightened up from his usually, serious and bleak depictions of British life.

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Vera Drake
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Happy-Go-Lucky

(Comedy, Drama, Kalamazoo Film Society) Permanent link

Over the past 20 years, British movie and theater director Mike Leigh has produced a critically praised body of work that artfully investigates the gritty despair and grim lives of his working class characters. His most well-known and admired films include Naked, Vera Drake, Topsy-Turvy, and Secrets and Lies.

His newest movie Happy-Go-Lucky has garnered the positive attention of film critics for the performance of the film’s leading actress, Sally Hawkins. Playing this weekend at WMU’s Little Theater, moviegoers may just find out what the secret to happiness is and whether or not Leigh has lightened up from his usually, serious and bleak depictions of British life.

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Vera Drake
NLV7841D

Posted by Ryan Gage at 01/09/2009 04:40:04 PM | 


Is there any other director out there that has spent most of his career investigating the working class people and the reality of their grim but always hopeful dispositions?

I have to be honest, I'm not so sure about his newest feature. I go to Mike Leigh films for personal confrontation of the shadow that live in all of us(but always in a thearaputic fashion of course), could that be missing from his most recent?
Posted by: Tony Joseph ( Email ) at 1/12/2009 10:38 AM


This was a fantastic film and Sally Hawkins won a Golden Globe award for her wonderful performance.
Posted by: Ryan ( Email ) at 1/12/2009 2:21 PM


great movie
Posted by: sara ( Email | Visit ) at 2/27/2009 2:30 PM


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