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Have you ever had a moment in your life that you wish you could take back—a moment which, if it went another way, everything would be different?  This movie provides its cast with a mysterious way to do just that.  Surprisingly, by the time you get to the credits, you will know how to find that mysterious doorway in your own closet.

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“Welcome to Happiness” is a welcome refuge from the violence and gasoline explosions of modern American cinema.  Just as you felt disoriented by seeing the Latin quote at the beginning of this review, and just as a baby is disoriented when it first arrives in the world, you will feel disoriented when the curtain goes up on this lovely and quirky award winning film.  

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Have you ever had a moment in your life that you wish you could take back—a moment which, if it went another way, everything would be different?  This movie provides its cast with a mysterious way to do just that.  Surprisingly, by the time you get to the credits, you will know how to find that mysterious doorway in your own closet. 

Everything is connected.  When “Woody” (Kyle Gallner) keeps struggling to understand the mystery, “Moses” (Nick Offerman) frankly sets him straight with an even, “It doesn’t work that way, Woody.”   

While “Leah” (Bess Rous) gets the best 5 seconds of acting award when she is admitted through the secret door, “Lillian” (Molly Quinn) definitely has the best dresses.  Where can you find one for yourself or your girlfriend?  

Sadly, this film did not have a big theatre run when it was released in 2015, but it won a fist full of awards at film festival.  When you are complaining some quiet evening that, “There’s nothing on” the tube, you can find this gem On Demand or on Amazon or Netflix.   After you see this film, you too will be happier!  

 Lillian

Moses

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