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Happiness Runs

The film Happiness Runs tells the story of a young man named Victor who contemplates leaving his commune, a polygamous cult, in order to escape with his childhood love.
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New York Times
May 07, 2010
This strident exposé may gladden the hearts of some anti-'60s conservatives, but it is a shapeless mess steeped in prurience.
Shared Darkness
May 19, 2010
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?
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Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2010
An astoundingly bad memory piece that blows its potential dramatic heft at every turn.
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Slant Magazine
May 07, 2010
An unexpectedly subtle coming-of-age film, Happiness Runs is also something of an allegory for Generation X's conservative reaction against the flower-power excesses of their baby boomer progenitors.
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Village Voice
May 04, 2010
The film builds on a fascinating cautionary tale, but doesn't develop its characters past whatever movie-of-the-week crisis each suffers from.
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Film Journal International
May 10, 2010
"Callow" would be too kind a description of this messy, unoriginal and dull treatise of a filmmaker's youthful years in a commune.
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Time Out
May 05, 2010
Rarely has anything so lurid seemed so downright mundane.
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New York Observer
May 05, 2010
O.K., life without structure or purpose leads to disillusionment and angst, but we knew that already. I'll be darned if I know what deeper lesson we're supposed to learn after suffering through 88 minutes of misery.
Moving Pictures Magazine
May 17, 2010
Sherman's macabre dream-fueled imagery elevates the material from solely navel-gazing, but only slightly.
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Boxoffice Magazine
July 06, 2010
There's more boobs than brains in Adam Sherman's semi-true tale of heedless, bored debauchery
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IMDb: 7
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