Happy Tears


1h 35m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Jayne and Laura are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle-- their seventy something-year-old father Joe. Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not-so-perfect lives while dodging childhood

Film Details

Also Known As
Lágrimas de felicidad
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cinetic Media
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Roadside Attractions
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Jayne and Laura are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle-- their seventy something-year-old father Joe. Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not-so-perfect lives while dodging childhood memories. Laura suspects that Joe needs full-time care, but Jayne refuses to believe that their father's condition is that serious. Jayne's compulsion to escape reality only increases Laura's attempts to yank her back down to earth. Meanwhile, Joe still sings and plays the blues on his prized guitar, and the lively widower even has a new "ladyfriend," shameless and sassy Shelly. But as the visible moments of their father's impending senility increase, the family dynamics spiral out of control. Tensions flare as the close sisters must also juggle their own very different lives - Laura's busy environmentalist work schedule and mother of three small children, and Jayne, desperate to finally have a baby with her workaholic art-dealing husband Jackson. Their adventures back home are not without magic, mischief and mayhem, and even a search for buried treasure in the backyard! In the end, any tears that Jayne and Laura might shed will be happy ones.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lágrimas de felicidad
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cinetic Media
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Roadside Attractions
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 19, 2010

Released in United States February 2009

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 5-15, 2009.

Released in United States Winter February 19, 2010

Released in United States February 2009 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 5-15, 2009.)