(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780788893384
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Feb 26, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was an OK movie..some interesting parts.. and realtionship interplays, humorous events.. I, also, found her somewhat irritating at times.. Perhaps, she was trying too hard to be comedic..

Feb 12, 2014
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The heroine is supposed be loved by everyone, but sorry I didn't. I found her irritating and sometimes obnoxious. If you are fond of Sally Hawkins, you might better enjoy this movie.

Nov 03, 2012
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"EN RA HA." You will not soon forget Eddie Marsan as the driving instructor and the overall creepy character that he portrays. He steals the show, but Sally Hawkins gets most of the laughs as the optimistic, gregarious Poppy. The story seems like comedy at first, but it becomes very dramatic, desperate and sad - the interplay between Marsan & Hawkins is great. Definitely worth watching. "EN RA HA."

Aug 27, 2012
  • dresdenfan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great feel-good film. I love the character of Poppy and try more each day to approach life the way she does. Sure, it may be a bit unrealistic, but there are certainly worse things to strive for.

Aug 06, 2012
  • jbird_76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic film if you're looking for a movie that is character driven rather than plot based. While nothing really happens the performances are captivating, especially from Sally Hawkins as Poppy and the lunatic driving instructor.

Apr 06, 2012
  • TtamioO rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Life is neither half empty or half full. Here, it is full-period.

Nov 30, 2011
  • shelikes2read rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

At times I was quite irritated with the eternally happy Poppy! I thought it was going to be annoyingly positive, happy!! movie, until more serious elements crept in.
An interesting glimpse into current UK life and a different take on movie making.

Jul 19, 2011
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not too bad. I am not sure if Sally Hawkins' character is happy-go-lucky, or just a bit off her rocker. However, when push comes to shove she can and does stand up for herself. Lots of other nuts in her life too. In general a good movie.

Jun 09, 2011
  • demag2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Mike Leigh film, What more do you need to say. Ordinary people doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. "Life is sweet" but mostly not. Excellent!

May 14, 2011
  • luxy rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Gave up and went to read a book after half hour. Wasn't feeling very "h-go-lucky" watching it!

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Jul 31, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Used sporadically throughout the film, heavy at times.

Jul 31, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: One minor scene of agression. Minor descriptions of abuse off screen.

Jul 31, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Partial nudity and suggested sex off screen. Sexual language.


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Aug 23, 2011
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Jul 31, 2009
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