Sunday, 18 May 2008
Mike Leigh's Happy Go Lucky
To see Mike Leigh's Happy Go Lucky last night. While there are some fine performances - not least from Sally Hawkins (left) as the relentlessly cheerful Poppy and a particularly creepy driving instructor, Scott, played by Eddie Marsan - I'm afraid I found the whole film was as irritating as the Poppy character. it seemed to lack much narrative purpose, and felt far too long. I'm a great fan of Leigh's, but this one didn't work for me.