Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019 by Barry

Happy! (2012)

Grant Morrison drops enough F-bombs to level a mid-size city in this four-part Tanenbaum version of Taken.

Not for the faint of heart, Happy! is pretty much anything but. Quick to make the anxious blush, Happy! offers little on the way to redemption. Not until Nick Sax learns his past is in front of him. All he has to do is save it.

Happy is the means to that end. And, the imaginary guide leading the migration through a heart attack, his past and four issues. The strong language crafts a foundation that has no redeeming qualities.

Nor does Sax’s life. Not from the onset of an affair that has him cheating on his wife and the police force he serves. His fall from grace leads to merry-go-round of drugs and alcohol.

Taken in one sitting, the story moves like a Quentin Tarantino vehicle with Bruce Willis at the helm.
Don’t pick this up for the kiddies, but enjoy a guilty pleasure that – hopefully – won’t put you on the naughty list.

 

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