Specifics
USA [2021] - 96m
Genre
Comedy, Mystery
Directed by
BenDavid Grabinski
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Happily poster

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April 11, 2021

3.5*/5.0*

Originality is hard to come by these days, luckily the premise for Grabinski's Happily is anything but common. The film brings a mix of comedy, mystery and romance, sweeps the rug from under your feet at the very start and keeps you guessing throughout its entire runtime. That's worth quite a lot in my book.

Tom and Janet have been happily married for 14 years. So happily in fact that they've never had a serious fight, make up right away whenever there's some kind of disagreement and are still madly in love with each other. It drives their friends crazy, but then some strange guy shows up on their doorstep and tells them something is wrong.

Performances are solid, the film has visual flair, the soundtrack is fun, the comedy is pleasant and the mystery is kept alive until the very end. The finale lacks clear answers and isn't quite as imaginative as the film's premise, but that's just a small mishap in an otherwise fun and entertaining film.