Sunday, November 16, 2008

stay happy

First song you hear in Happy-Go-Lucky, from one of my all time favorite albums:

Happy-Go-Lucky, my new favorite movie, is both charming and refreshing, if you can imagine that. If not, watch the trailer here.
And it's not just because of my constant low grade European nostalgia that I am saying that. (But yeah, right now I am prepared to like anyone with a European accent, and the tiniest twinkle in their eye.)

This movie is lovely. There is something irresistible about people in non perfect outfits enjoying themselves, each other, and their lives. And Camden Lock.

British bonus from my youtube trip:

4 comments:

cecilia said...

I love, love, love Happy-go-lucky, I love, love, love Sally Hawkins, and I super-love everything Mike Leigh (although this is a very a-typical Leigh film). I also love the fact that not only did I live three blocks from Camden Lock as a single 20-something, which was great, but that she's also taking her driving lessons in the area I lived in as a married mother of one:). So it can't get more nostalgic than that...

Lotta K said...

Aaaawwwwwww! Real streets! I'm getting the dvd so I'll always have something happy-making in the house.

Unrelated fact: I lived in Brighton in the 1980s and when we saw Quadrophenia the theater we were in was in the movie, on the screen.

Petra H said...

Ååååhhhh, Pulp är så bra - är det videon till Common people (den är inte längre available när jag klickar på youtube)? Såg dem på Hultsfred 1995 och de var så bra! Har aldrig hört talas om filmen men blir väldigt nyfiken nu...

Lotta K said...

Ja! Pulp! Filmen skulle du gilla. Å man blir på gott humör av den.