Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy, Happy — Must-See Movie

I got to see the world premiere of the terrifically entertaining Norwegian drama, Happy, Happy at the Sundance Film Festival this past January. The film opened this weekend in New York and Los Angeles and is coming soon to your town. How to convey the tremendous gay resonance of this film without ruining the plot? I'm not even going to review it; just trust me on this one and go see it. I will tell you that the film forcefully depicts the consequences of societal homophobia and living in denial. Plus it’s exceptionally well acted and has irresistibly quirky acapella interludes, which are a stroke of genius. Of the innumerable LGBT-themed stories I’ve seen depicted in hundreds of LGBT films over the past twenty-five years, I’ve never seen this one. Whatever your sexuality or gender, you must see this movie.

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