Happy-Go-Lucky


1h 59m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Poppy, an irrepressibly freespirited school teacher, brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters. Poppy's ability to maintain her perspective is tested when her commuter bike is stolen. However, she signs up for driving lessons with Scott, who tur

Film Details

Also Known As
Be Happy, Happy Go Lucky, Untitled (Mike Leigh Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Angel Studios; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Channel 4; Deluxe Australia; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Go Truck Ltd; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Graham Easton; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Kevin O'Shea; Midnight Transfer; Mk2 International; Movietech Camera Rentals; Nikki Thornhill; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Potboiler Productions; Premier; Reel Vehicles; Special Treats Productions; Sponge; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Thin Man Films, Ltd.; U.K. Film Council; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Blitz-Cine Star; Cathay Film Organization; Cineplex; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; DeAPlaneta; Imagem Filmes; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MIRAMAX; Mikado Film; Miramax Home Entertainment; Momentum Pictures Limited; Mongkol; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Odeon S.A.; PathT International; RCV Distribution; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Spi International; Tobis Film; Tuck; United International Pictures; West Video; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Poppy, an irrepressibly freespirited school teacher, brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters. Poppy's ability to maintain her perspective is tested when her commuter bike is stolen. However, she signs up for driving lessons with Scott, who turns out to be her nemesis--a fuming, uptight cynic. As the tension of their weekly lessons builds, Poppy encounters even more challenges to her positive state of mind: a fiery flamenco instructor, her bitter pregnant sister, a troubled homeless man and a young bully in her class, not to mention that she has also thrown out her back. How this affects not only Poppy's world view but also the outlook of those around her begs the question "glass half full or half empty"?

Crew

Chris Allies

Titles

Rhona Allsworth

Production Accountant

Paul Anka

Song

Pip Ayers

Production

Debbie Banbury

Rights & Clearances

Nick Banks

Song

Isabel Baquero

Choreographer

Bruce Barnes

Construction

Greg Barrett

Film Lab

Mat Bartram

Music Engineer

Jon Bates

Props Assistant

Anthony Bayman

Adr

Stephen Bearman

Film Lab

Mark Berrow

Music

Christine Blundell

Makeup Designer

Andrea Bond

Scenic Artist

Nik Bower

Production Executive

Ben Bradley

Digital Effects Artist

Danielle Brandon

Production Supervisor

Paul Brosnan

Transportation Captain

Abbie Brown

Assistant Director

Dan Brown

Transportation Captain

Danny Brown

Transportation Captain

Gavin Buckley

Assistant Editor

Colin Burrows

Publicity

Sammy Cahn

Song

Gillian Campbell

Scenic Artist

Jason Canovas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Sally Caplan

Executive

Simon Channing-williams

Producer

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

James Clark

Editor

John Clark

Electrician

John Claude

Colorist

Phil Claxton

Scenic Artist

James Clayton

Executive Producer

Jarvis Cocker

Song

Ben Collinson

Sound Department

Jonah Coombes

Location Manager

Dan Crandon

Construction Manager

David Crossman

Wardrobe Supervisor

Pearce Crowley

Camera Trainee

Matt Danko

Scenic Artist

Quentin Davies

Props

Terry Davies

Music Conductor

Michelle Day

Set Decorator

Guillaume De Chalendar

Executive

Calina De La Mare

Music

Simon Dennis

Driver

John J Doran

Driver

Candida Doyle

Song

Katrina Dunn

Assistant Art Director

Jacqueline Durran

Costume Designer

Polly Duval

Post-Production Supervisor

Liz Edwards

Music

Gail Egan

Executive Producer

Arwell Evans

Art Director

John Evans

Loader

Will Evans

Business Affairs

Robert Farr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Karen Fayerty

Medic

Mark Fielding

Accountant

Andy Findon

Music

Gretta Finer

Legal Services

Clare Finnimore

Music

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Best Boy

Ellen Fraser

Business Affairs

Tim Fraser

Sound Recordist

David Garrett

Executive Producer

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Nina Gold

Casting

Berry Gordy

Song

David Gray

Rigging Electrician

Isobel Griffiths

Original Music

Paul Grindey

Business Affairs

Bill Hawkes

Music

Oliver Hazell

Office Runner

Patrick Herrild

Music

Nadine Herrmann

Art Assistant

Melanie Heseltine

Assistant Director

Vince Holden

Head Of Production

Nigel Howard

Driver

Jason Htay

Carpenter

Steve John

Driver

Ben Johnson

Props

Lionel Johnson

Assistant Sound Editor

Tim Jones

Music

Mick Joslyn

Driver

Edith Kahler

Assistant

Nicholas Kay

Office Runner

Stefan Kopec

Rigging Electrician

Hannah Lamb

Location Assistant

Trevor Lawrence

Song

Tom Lea

Electrician

Julian Leaper

Music

Bek Leigh

Accountant

Mike Leigh

Screenplay

Clem Leneghan

Other

Andy Levitt

Driver

Tim Lines

Music

Jo Littlejohn

Accountant

Georgina Lowe

Coproducer

Steve Mackey

Song

Rita Manning

Music

Andrew Matosich

Legal Counsel

Sarah Mcbryde

Production Coordinator

Amy Mccombe

Location Manager

Chloe Meddings

Makeup Assistant

Simon Mein

Photography

Justin Miller

Accounting Assistant

Simon Mills

Song

Alphonso Mizell

Song

Matthew Moffatt

Gaffer

Garry Moore

Carpenter

Jane Moore

Other

Tessa Morgan

Assistant

Fiona Morham

Head Of Production

Lara Murray

Scenic Artist

Hanh Nguyen

Apprentice

Clive Noakes

Film Lab

Robert Norris

Legal Services

Robert Norris

Legal Services

Kevin O'shea

Production Insurance

Gavin Ogden

Electrician

John Parricelli

Music

Michael Parsons

Electrician

Mark Paterson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Frederick Perren

Song

Richard Philipps

Legal Services

Serena Plunkett

Assistant Director

Anita Pointer

Song

June Pointer

Song

Ruth Pointer

Song

Dick Pope

Camera Operator

Dick Pope

Director Of Photography

Dick Pope

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Powis

Construction

Kathryn Pyle

Art Department

Colin Rae

Music

Ben Rai Green

Carpenter

Ifan Ramage

Props

Jody Raynes

Painter

Duncan Reid

Executive Producer

Deke Richards

Song

Terry Roberts

Electrician

George Robertson

Music

Josh Robertson

Assistant Director

Nina Robertson

Music

Patrick Rolfe

Art Director

Tessa Ross

Executive Producer

Jonathan Rutter

Publicity

Justin Savage

Publicity

Kle Savidge

Rights & Clearances

Dennis Schnegg

Art Director

Steve Schwalbe

Foley Editor

Simon Scullion

Scenic Artist

Mary Scully

Music

Gordon Segrove

Camera Focus Puller

Russell Senior

Song

Paul Shore

Film Lab

Richard Simpson

Music

Richard Skinner

Music

Owen Slade

Music

Sonia Slany

Original Music

Robert Sterne

Casting Assistant

Nigel Stone

Supervising Sound Editor

Heather Storr

Script Supervisor

Colin Strachan

Grip

Gary Thomas

Music Engineer

Nick Thomas

Property Master

Andy Thompson

Adr Mixer

Nikki Thornhill

Production Insurance

Mark Tildesley

Production Designer

Neil Tolliday

Song

Peter Touche

Development Executive

Will Towers

Sound Department

Mick Treend

Carpenter

Paul Treend

Carpenter

Amie Tridgell

Location Assistant

Will Tyler

Production Accountant

Libby Uppington

Props

Holly Waddington

Costume Designer

Mark Wallis

Carpenter

Martin Walsh

Driver

Lesa Warrener

Makeup Artist

Derek Watkins

Music

Rachael Watmough

Film Lab

David Williams

Driver

Tamsin Wright

Wardrobe Assistant

Gary Yershon

Music

Josh Yudkin

Location Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Be Happy, Happy Go Lucky, Untitled (Mike Leigh Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Angel Studios; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Channel 4; Deluxe Australia; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Go Truck Ltd; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Graham Easton; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Kevin O'Shea; Midnight Transfer; Mk2 International; Movietech Camera Rentals; Nikki Thornhill; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Potboiler Productions; Premier; Reel Vehicles; Special Treats Productions; Sponge; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Thin Man Films, Ltd.; U.K. Film Council; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Blitz-Cine Star; Cathay Film Organization; Cineplex; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; DeAPlaneta; Imagem Filmes; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MIRAMAX; Mikado Film; Miramax Home Entertainment; Momentum Pictures Limited; Mongkol; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Odeon S.A.; PathT International; RCV Distribution; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Spi International; Tobis Film; Tuck; United International Pictures; West Video; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan) by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival.

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Best Screenplay by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of two 2008 Satellite Awards including Best Actress - Comedy or Musical (Sally Hawkins) and Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2008

Expanded Release in United States October 17, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States February 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at New York Film Festival September 26-October 12, 2008.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 7-17, 2008.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-27, 2008.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2008

Expanded Release in United States October 17, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 26-October 12, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 19-September 1, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2008 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 7-17, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-27, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 16-29, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.)

Winner of four 2008 awards including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan) by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).