SteveSalles's Review of Happy Christmas

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As in his previous low-budget, mumblecore efforts, including "Hannah Takes the Stairs" and last year's astute "Drinking Buddies," Swanberg's filmmaking style here is free-wheeling and naturalistic. Though some scenes were sketched out before cameras rolled, the dialogue in "Happy Christmas" is largely improvised, with much of the action unfolding in Swanberg's real-life Chicago home. That approach gives the movie an easygoing, organically developing quality that makes it believable. Yet with a running time of 82 minutes, the story is concise enough to ensure that all that meandering doesn't wear out its welcome... See Full Review
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Okfor ages12+