Happy Tears (2010)

Happy Tears
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords family, father/daughter, siblings
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Parker Posey Actor Jayne 1 1000001
Demi Moore Actor Laura 1 1000002
Rip Torn Actor Joe 1 1000003
Ellen Barkin Actor Shelly 1 1000004
Christian Camargo Actor Jackson 1 1000005
Billy Magnussen Actor Ray 1 1000006
Sebastian Roché Actor Laurent 1 1000007
Roger Rees Actor Antiques Dealer 1 1000008
Susan Blommaert Actor Mallory 1 1000009
Victor Slezak Actor Eli Bell 1 1000010
Patti D'Arbanville Actor Joe's Nurse 1 1000011
Celia Weston Actor Neighbor 1 1000012
Mitchell Lichtenstein Director n/a 2 2000001
Joyce Pierpoline Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mitchell Lichtenstein Producer n/a 3 3000002
Gregory Elias Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Timothy DeBaets Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Jonathan Gray Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Richard Lormand Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Mitchell Lichtenstein Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Louise Lovegrove Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Michael Moffatt Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Andrew Schwertseger Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000003
Michelle Baker Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Canella Williams Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000005
James Anderson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Joe Landauer Editor n/a 172 7000001
Robert Miller Music n/a 120781 8000001
Paul Avery Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tora Peterson Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Scott Anderson Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Kerry Barden Casting n/a 179 10000001
Paul Schnee Casting n/a 179 10000002
Stacey Battat Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tara Smith Hair hair stylist: Demi Moore 120794 13000002
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis Hair hair department head 120794 13000003
Tricia Sawyer Makeup Artist makeup artist: Demi Moore 120801 13000004
Jan McLaughlin Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Eric Milano Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Sarah Rubenstein Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Peter Bucosi Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Mark Forker Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Synopsis
Jayne and Laura are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle-- their seventy something-year-old father Joe. Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not-so-perfect lives while dodging childhood memories. Laura suspects that Joe needs full-time care, but Jayne refuses to believe that their father's condition is that serious. Jayne's compulsion to escape reality only increases Laura's attempts to yank her back down to earth. Meanwhile, Joe still sings and plays the blues on his prized guitar, and the lively widower even has a new "ladyfriend," shameless and sassy Shelly. But as the visible moments of their father's impending senility increase, the family dynamics spiral out of control. Tensions flare as the close sisters must also juggle their own very different lives - Laura's busy environmentalist work schedule and mother of three small children, and Jayne, desperate to finally have a baby with her workaholic art-dealing husband Jackson. Their adventures back home are not without magic, mischief and mayhem, and even a search for buried treasure in the backyard! In the end, any tears that Jayne and Laura might shed will be happy ones.