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The Happy Poet (2010)

Paul Gordon , Jonny Mars , Paul Gordon  |  Unrated |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Liz Fisher
  • Directors: Paul Gordon
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cinema Libre Studio
  • DVD Release Date: June 15, 2013
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,676 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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THE HAPPY POET is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer, Bill strives to make a difference in the world, until surprising complications jeopardize his new friendships and threaten Bill s dreams for a hot dog-free future. THE HAPPY POET cleverly re-works the classic American film story of the underdog struggling against the system, adding a dose of deadpan humor and a fresh take on a young generation s interest in the intersection of a social conscience and the food we eat.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious & Understated September 16, 2013
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This film is a real gem. Intelligent and understated commentary on business, entrepreneurship, generosity and life. Throughly enjoyed it, enough to watch it again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this movie August 8, 2013
By rco
Great Indie Film. It's quirky and interesting, got a lot of different themes. To environmental economics, healthy eating consciousness to personal choices and consequences. The characters are everyday people and can't help to think that there's some of Paul Gordon (creator/director/lead actor)in Bill. It's intellectually creative, love Indie Films! This quite good:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Austin Indie July 23, 2013
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A true sleeper film, The Happy Poet stayed under the radar for far too long. The plot is simple; a guy with a dream of running an almost vegetarian food cart decides to make his dream come true. But after he buys a used hot dog cart, the pressure is on to compromise by selling hot dogs, while suffering help from a cast of iconic Austin characters.

Filmed before the Austin food trailer scene evolved from fad to phenomenon, indie film fans who've spent any time in Austin will recognize the charm, and the weirdness, and not a few outstanding Austin based actors.

The humor is often dry, with a healthy dose of heart, you just may find yourself craving an eggless egg salad, and wondering what writer/director/actor Paul Gordon will be doing next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gentle Giant November 18, 2013
I don't really know what could have made this better. It's a charming story about a man who had good intentions to the point that his good heart appears to be his greatest flaw. It's a gentle story that goes at its own pace... brisk enough to keep one's interest while not abandoning the viewer in the creator's vision. If you'd like a break from Hollywood, this film will entertain you - even if you don't think you like indie films. Well worth your time.
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