Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Happy-Go-Lucky is a great film from writer director Mike Leigh (maker of one of my all-time favorites: Secrets and Lies). People's inhibitions are exposed by an over-the-top optimist.

Poppy is an early thirties grade school teacher who talks non-stop and nary utters a negative word. She is single and is unstressed about her precariously lonely future as a spinster. Once her bike is stolen, she decides to finally take driving lessons. Her instructor is a grim fundamentalist who is her complete opposite.

Poppy is an award-winning role provided by Sally Hawkins who beams! The film is a genuine treatise on the power of positive living.

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