Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Director Mike Leigh

Writer Mike Leigh

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year 2008

Actors Sally Hawkins, Elliot Cowan, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough

IMDB : 7.0 (32,712 votes)


Description Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness?


  • voilafish 2015-10-07 17:49:30
    with kate nash as a soundtrack hellooowwww yes!
  • 123Jenny90 2014-09-11 08:15:39
    Sally Hawkins should play Amy Winehouse. I can definitely see her in such role if a film about her is ever made. 
  • BuffyIvan 2013-08-29 09:09:07
    2 quotes I remember from this movie: - Remember En-ra-ha - Oh like a pubic triangle - You look tired - That's just my face
  • VatsalaMolly 2013-08-10 17:25:05
    omg!! thats the girl from persuasion!!
  • RED REBEL 2013-08-04 04:14:20
    Looooooved this flick
  • TheMunchfan 2013-06-01 00:46:02
    Eddie Marsan definitely deserved noms for this role! Sally was great too.
  • Felipe Ranieri 2013-04-10 02:47:53
    sally hawkins is a libra *_* .. so do I.. thumbs up if you're too! (:
  • Aspen 2013-03-19 06:11:12
    Good movie the girls character was rather annoying other then that i liked it
  • girl43 2013-03-07 14:16:44
    Terrible trailer, terrific movie!
  • MCMicel1979 2013-03-04 11:49:24
    This trailer makes the movie look like your typical feel-good-movie. This is not the case. It's more nuanced, and way less straight forward than the trailer makes you believe.. It questions the attitude of the protagonist rather than celebrating it, in a very clever way.
  • Moon Leaf 2012-12-20 18:15:56
    if only everyone was like this!
  • Sidney O Grady 2012-06-28 16:54:05
    The car instructor was the best actor
  • Dorian Grey 2012-01-29 22:07:29
  • bluedreamer5000 2011-07-11 16:11:59
    you know you can make jokes while your driving but you will crash and you will die laughing. you're gonna go,then that's the best way to go.that doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.
  • ukgirlonce 2010-12-21 08:44:44
    i wanted to like thios..but i found her just soooo annoying
  • MsMissSunday 2010-11-08 20:30:07
    english movies are great!
  • Katharina S. 2010-09-14 09:10:06
    love this movie....makes me feeling better ;) but i just dont understand the thing between her and scott....whats going on with scott? is he mad??....
  • JustAPrayer 2010-05-29 21:39:24
    This movie is awesome.
  • runrockwater 2009-10-18 16:46:46
    just watchin the movie right now on tv i love how happy she always is
  • Papaya Queen 2009-04-30 07:48:24
    thanks!!! They do kinda sound a little the same... but I love them both.... And I love the movie.. :))

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