Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 16, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Happy, Happy

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
88 minutes
performer
Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen
director
Anne Sewitsky
distributor
Magnolia Pictures

We gave it a B+

Two married couples, neighbors in a perpetually snowbound, rustic Scandinavian landscape, learn surprising stuff about themselves and their mates in this pleasantly warped Norwegian dramatic comedy, a 2011 award winner at Sundance. To Happy, Happy‘s credit, every aspect of Anne Sewitsky’s deadpan-observant feature debut is five degrees weirder than expected: Moose hunting is involved, and infidelity, and a quartet of guys in hipster suits who sing ironically misplaced American rockabilly tunes between dramatic developments to comment on how you always hurt the one you love, etc. B+

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