Happy-Go-Lucky

2008 R 1h 58m DVD

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Happy-Go-Lucky

2008 R 1h 58m DVD
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When someone steals her beloved bike, eternally cheerful schoolteacher "Poppy" Cross takes up driving and is paired with a sour instructor -- who's both attracted to and repelled by Poppy in this upbeat slice-of-life tale.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Alexis Zegerman
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Sinead Matthews
  • Kate O'Flynn
  • Sarah Niles
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Joseph Kloska
  • Samuel Roukin
  • Sylvestra Le Touzel
  • Karina Fernandez
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, despite its "R" rating, there's very little offensive or upsetting material in this British comedy. With the exception of one profanity-filled, angry outburst near the end of the movie, the salty language is mostly a means of colorful, humorous expression. The young professional female characters do drink socially -- and get very drunk once -- but they don't engage in irresponsible behavior. Sexuality is limited to some playful teasing among the young women and one scene between adults who kiss, begin to undress, and sink onto a bed. A chance encounter between the heroine and a mentally ill homeless man is scary for a few moments but resolves without violence. She also has to deal with the explosive jealousy of an unstable admirer.

Sexual Content

Playful banter and tossing of "falsies"; a young woman is shown in bra and panties during scene in physical therapy office; kissing and partial undressing during flirtatious sexual foreplay; some degree of uncertainty regarding the nature of the feelings between the two women in the story's central friendship.

Violence

Schoolyard pushing and shoving; a homeless man appears threatening and volatile but really isn't; a man loses his temper, drives erratically, and menaces leading character.

Language

There's one extended sequence during which a key character has a violent outburst of venomous cursing, including all forms of "f--k" and "bulls--t." Other scattered swearing and profanity includes "pissed off," "buggered off," "t-ts," "nipples," "pubic triangle," "crap," "bitch," and "bastards."

Social Behavior

A solidly caring, good person interacts with assorted eccentric, troubled characters (including one angry bigot). She exhibits responsible, sensitive behavior and a natural ability to do the right thing.

Consumerism

Tesso Oil.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking in many scenes. The film's opening sequence follows a group of female friends partying in clubs, then finds all of them very drunk and silly in an apartment. One character smokes and vows to quit.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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