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Year: 2008
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Sinead Matthews, Kate O'Flynn, Sarah Niles, Eddie Marsan, Joseph Kloska, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Elliot Cowan, Nonso Anozie, Trevor Cooper
Director: Mike Leigh
Country: UK
USA & UK: 118 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 26 September 2008
UK Release Date: 18 April 2008
UK Distributor


Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a young, dedicated, primary school teacher and loves the children she teaches. A free spirit, she is open and generous - as funny and anarchic as she is focussed and responsible. She has time for everybody, and whomever she meets falls in love with her.

She shares a flat with a girlfriend, enjoys her social life, is caring towards her younger sisters, and takes flamenco and trampoline lessons. When she starts driving lessons, her maturity and her sense of humour help her to deal with a manic instructor. Comfortable with being single, she meets a guy through work with whom she really clicks.

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY received widespread critical acclaim at its World Premiere at this year's Berlin Film Festival where Sally Hawkins received the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

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