‘Happily’ wasn’t what I thought it would be. I thought it was going to be one of those relationship films – about a couple and how they are happy, maybe. I know only the basic premise of it, that their friends hate them because they are happy. It turns out that the film is much more – and different – than that. It’s akin to a Twilight Zone episode (I find out later people describing the film that way) and what we have here is a little bit of a murder mystery, and it definitely has elements of sci-fi.
I was taken aback and it took me a while to get accustomed to its tone. But once I settled into it, I found some enjoyment. It definitely isn’t my type of film, but the keep-you-guessing aspect of it kept me interested. The performances are all great, and even though I never believed any of it, it wasn’t boring.