Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DVD REVIEW -- Happy-Go-Lucky


Summary: The story centers around Poppy, a 30 year old single preschool teacher living in London, who is amazingly cheerful and nice to everyone. When her bike is stolen, she decides to take driving lessons. The instructor, Scott, is the complete opposite of Poppy -- sullen, difficult, and spiteful. Over the course of the movie, Scott becomes interested in Poppy and becomes distraught when she starts dating a man who is more like her.

Review: This movie is a character piece that is labeled as a comedy, but I rarely laughed throughout the picture. It was interesting and entertaining at times, especially Poppy's relationship with her roommate. Sally Hawkins is great as Poppy. I was surprised to find that I liked the character of Poppy, she wasn't cheerful to the point of being stupid or naive, just really agreeable. The film is light and breezy until the last 15 minutes (don't worry I won't spoil it). Overall, an interesting picture but not one that I would watch again. Rating: ** out of 5

2 comments:

Kelly (AKA bookfool) said...

Sounds like a much better movie that what I "got" to watch this weekend. Yep, I "got" to watch Twilight, with my 14 year old daughter. Or, as she says, 'The best movie....ever'. Oh dear Lord, I'm gonna have to start watching more movies with her if that's what she thinks and maybe broaden her horizons a bit.

My eyes were rolling so much, I almost made myself motion sick....

Jess said...

Kelly,

That sounds terrible! I have Twilight on my list to watch as well -- but I have heard nothing but terrible things.

Jess