It’s Episode 23 and we’re reviewing a documentary! Sam from Conversations with Samantha & chooses Happy, a 2011 feature documentary film directed, written, and co-produced by Roko Belic.
Happy is an exploration of the definition of happiness – what makes us happy and what happiness means to different people. Looking at real life stories about different perspectives on happiness – the Brazilian surfer living the dream, Danish co-housing community but also touching on the opposite of happiness – Japanese Karōshi (working to death).
The documentary is unlikely to make you happier or change your life dramatically – it’s not an exercise in self-help. Surprisingly though it reveals that more money doesn’t necessarily equate to more happiness.
Feeling dated already – remember “Myspace” anyone? Happy is missing a proper international feel and doesn’t really offer anything particularly ground breaking or revelatory but it is a short watch at 1 hour 16 minutes. Scoring 2.6 – the feelings were pretty unanimous across the board.
Scoring 2.6 – the feelings were pretty unanimous across the board.
What do you guys think? Have you seen Happy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
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There’s no real song in Happy, BUT in spite of this, and the fact that the song does “grate” on you, we have chosen “Happy” by Pharrell Williams…sorry/ not sorry 🙂
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