• 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Written by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Samuel Roukin

Leigh returns with a familiar, yet reassuringly different film, an affectionate portrait of carefree 30-something Londoner Poppy (Hawkins) and the minutiae of her everyday life. About everything and nothing, the downtime and the uptime, this is life-affirming stuff.

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Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky

10 Apr 2008

At 65 years of age, it’s good to see that Mike Leigh has learned nothing about handling the press. By turns blustery, crabby, contrary, humourless, paranoid and evasive, Leigh belongs to that generation of no nonsense, taciturn northern men epitomised…


10 Apr 20084 stars

DRAMA (15) 118min The social realism-orientated cinema of British filmmaker Mike Leigh takes on a slightly different tone with Happy-Go-Lucky, his most recent foray into a kind of filmic anthropology of (to use the great filmmaker’s own words) ‘how we…

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