Release Dates: JULY 15, 2005
Mamie is being blackmailed. This filmmaker named Nick claims to know Mamie’s son the one she gave up for adoption but Nick won’t introduce her to him unless he can film the reunion. Enter Javier, Mamie’s massage therapist boyfriend, who convinces Nick to film him instead. Now they’re all making a movie about massage. And ‘happy endings’.
Charley has a longtime boyfriend named Gil. Their best friends, Pam and Diane, once tried using Gil as a sperm donor. They said his sperm didn’t take, but Charley thinks those control-freak lesbians are lying. Pam and Diane’s two-year-old son looks exactly like Gil. And it’s time to set the record straight.
Jude is pissed. Not at anyone in particular. Just in general. When her cousin kicks her out of the house, Jude shacks up with Otis, who’s still trying to convince his father, Frank, that he’s straight. Frank’s a widower. And he’s rich. So Jude decides to sleep with him, too. Really. The last thing she expected was to fall in love.
Just when you thought you knew everything about love and dysfunction, along comes HAPPY ENDINGS, Lions Gate Films’ hilarious and heartfelt new comedy by writer/director Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex, Bounce). Featuring a talented ensemble cast that includes Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Clarke, Steve Coogan, Laura Dern, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Ritter, David Sutcliffe and Maggie Gyllenhaal,, HAPPY ENDINGS deftly weaves together multiple stories to create a sharp, witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself. A feast of buried secrets, missed opportunities and welcome second chances, this wildly original comedy proves that the happiest ending of all is the one you least expect.
Crew: Don Roos (writer and director); Holly Wiersma (producer); Mike Elliott, Tom Ortenberg and Nick Meyer (executive producers)
Cast: Tom Arnold as Frank, Jesse Bradford as Nick, Bobby Cannavale as Javier, Sarah Clarke as Diane, Steve Coogan as Charley, Tamara Davies, Ramon De Ocampo as Alvin, Laura Dern as Pam, Roxy DiCamillo as Gina, Caker Folley as Lauren, Amanda Foreman as Lane, Edward Furlong, Johnny Galecki, Kim Morgan Greene as Connie Peppitone, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jude, Hallee Hirsh as Young Maimee, Emma Hunton as Becca, Eric Jungmann as Young Charlie/Tom, Lisa Kudrow as Maimee, Ray Liotta, Rob Macie as Steve the Lawyer, Rayne Marcus as Annette, Jason Ritter as Otis, Anna Shemeikka as Nude Body Double Maimee, Soledad St. Hilaire as Dignora, David Sutcliffe as Gil and A.J. Trauth as Bill
Studio: Lions Gate Films