Parents' Guide to

My Happy Family

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Subtitled, mature family drama has cursing, sex.

Movie NR 2017 119 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Superb film

A very good film depicting complex family issues in a way that unites us all in our humanity. Children would most likely not be drawn into it as the subject matter is not light. But I highly recommend it for teens/adults.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

A remarkable performance from Ia Shugliashvili, an inventive take on a familiar premise, and the filmmakers' choice to let their camera hold fast to moments that matter make this movie memorable. It's a solid production all around. There's an artistry to the film's execution, especially performance, music, writing, cinematography. Both characters and the settings feel vibrant and authentic.

However, perhaps the filmmakers made a misstep at the film's end. Though they must believe that the closing scene, though enigmatic, will be satisfying, at least to a degree, it isn't. Despite that minor blemish, all that has gone before makes My Happy Family stirring fare for mature audiences. And it's good to see such a moving, relatable story set in a country not often seen in films that reach America.

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