Happy Ever Afters

Happy Ever Afters

Happy Ever Afters

Irish romantic-comedy starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Love Birds) about the short-lived honeymoons of two hapless couples.

Hawkins is Maura, a feisty, financially struggling single mother getting paid to marry Wilson, an immigrant facing deportation. The union is not met with approval by Maura's daughter Molly, nor by two bungling detectives sceptical of the marriage's validity. At the same hotel, Freddie (Tom Riley, Lost in Austen) and Sophie, a divorced couple, have also just married - for the second time. One venue for two wedding receptions is a tight fit, and when Maura clashes with Freddie, disaster ensues, ruses come unstuck and inter-marriage romance blossoms.

2009Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language103 minsIreland
Romantic Comedy

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Happy Ever Afters / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

An odd blend of bland slapstick and darkly uncomfortable one-liners.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film drags on, each twist and turn so reckless and uninspired that it feels like we’re making the whole thing up by watching it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Hawkins's wry intelligence keeps things bearable, but this is still fairly grating last-dance stuff.

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Independent

Independent

The tone veers madly between a false jauntiness and a brooding cynicism.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This has the raw materials for an enjoyable culture-clash lark — they’re just scattered all over the place and never come together.

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