#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town’s Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity and using their skill as con-men, the two adopt their persona to take on the task. Of course, as the two are heterosexual, their interest in the involved ladies intensifies. Ally Walker is a banker, who is distrustful of men and has given up on love. Illeana Douglas plays the dowdy, badly dressed teacher.
Plot: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they’re mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
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Cute Extended Sitcom
I saw this movie for free, and I enjoyed every minute of it, but if I had paid $10, I’m not so sure I would have enjoyed it, or even gone.
This is basically a generic romantic comedy with slightly better characters and slightly better actors. Ally Walker is very appealing without being constructed from the start for maximum adorability, like any number of women in bigger budget romantic comedies. Steve Zahn is amusing, but doesn’t break any new ground. For some reason I always enjoy seeing Illeana Douglas. Jeremy Northam is fine, sounds American and all, but… why him for this? Why this for him? Sure, it’s a step up from Mimic, but after Emma and The Winslow Boy?
The one reason to see this movie is William Macy. He was SO wonderful and open and vulnerable as the sheriff with a secret that I really felt for his plight as you would for a friend. He was really the most developed and likable of the characters here. And I think it’s good that the audience (at least as I saw it) is much more concerned with whether he’ll end up happy than anyone else.
There were a lot of annoying inconsistencies, like where the two convicts are getting their fabulous wardrobe from. And why Ally Walker seems to have gotten a perm for one scene and then taken it out for the next. But the movie is so slight that it is’t worth caring about.
This is one of those Miramax movies that comes out and plays in smaller theaters even though it is every bit as slick, predictable and mainstream as anything else out there. I liked it, but I wouldn’t pay to see it. It really is just a long sitcom.
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A “Happy” Kind of Comedy
A case of mistaken identity causes concern, conflict and consternation among the residents of a small town in Texas, the results of which are often unexpected but always hilarious, in `Happy, Texas,’ directed by Mark Illsley. A comedy of incidents and errors, it illustrates what can happen when trust is placed in the wrong quarter; and interestingly enough, the good things just may outweigh the bad, depending upon which side of whose fence you’re standing on at the time. One thing is certain, before it’s all over there are those who will know a lot more about themselves, as well as some of the others in town, and one way or another Illsley makes sure that there’s plenty of laughs in it for his audience along the way.
Harry Sawyer (Jeremy Northam) and Wayne Wayne Jr. (Steve Zahn) escape from a Texas chain gang along with killer Bob Maslow (M.C. Gainey), to whom they just happen to be shackled. When Maslow takes it on the lam, Harry and Wayne steal an RV that belongs to a couple of gay entrepreneurs, David (Tim Bagley) and Steven (Michael Hitchcock), who are en route to Happy to produce a beauty pageant. For personal reasons, the couple do not report the theft of their vehicle. Meanwhile, as this pageant is a big event in Happy, the local sheriff, Chappy Dent (William H. Macy), is on the lookout for David and Steven, and when he spots their RV, he personally escorts them into town, where Harry and Wayne (who quickly catch on and become `Steven and David’) are welcomed and handed some money. It doesn’t seem like a bad gig considering the alternatives, so they take the money and go along; after all, how hard can producing a beauty pageant be? Suffice to say, being perceived as `gay’ is going to be the least of their problems over the next few days. And with that, the merriment begins.
Humor is the main course served up by Illsley in this rather off-beat and quirky feast of funniness, which often takes the road less traveled to come out a winner. It’s a comedy with a twist rarely associated with the prevailing attitudes among the folks residing in the good state of Texas, wherein `macho’ holds sway and those who wear a badge must necessarily conform to the shadow cast in the image of no less than John Wayne. With Illsley’s offering, however, we get to see the other side of the coin, and it’s refreshing, as well as funny. In the end we realize that `nature’ will have it’s way in every conceivable way, shape and form, and there’s no getting around it; it’s a little thing called `life.’ Illsley, though, is not attempting to make a statement with his film, or even send a message of any kind. This is first and foremost a comedy; Illsley’s intent is clearly to entertain and to make his audience laugh, and in this he succeeds. He begins with an interesting concept, builds a good story and populates it with some bona fide `characters,’ brought to life by a solid cast of talented actors.
William H. Macy just may be the best character actor alive, and his portrayal of Chappy helps to make the case even stronger. His resume reads like a who’s who of a cross section of the earth’s population: From his memorable turn as Jerry, in `Fargo,’ to `Mystery Men’s’ Shoveler, Walt the director in `State and Main,’ Lawrence in `Focus’ to his poignant and unforgettable performance as Bill in `Door To Door’ and everything in-between, Macy makes whatever character he’s playing unique, perfect and interesting. He’s a star who can carry a film on his own, or give the kind of support in a smaller role that elevates whatever project he’s working on to a higher level; and there are very few actors around who can lay claim to that kind of range and success. As he does with Chappy, he has the ability to make his characters convincing and entirely real, bringing them to life without any discernible trace of Macy the actor to be found. Chappy Dent, for example, is a sheriff in Happy, Texas, with no connection whatsoever to a guy named William H. Macy. It’s the highest compliment one can pay an actor, and Macy deserves it tenfold.
In the realm of character actors, it must be noted, too, that Steve Zahn is well on his way to establishing himself among the best of the best. Like Macy’s Chappy, in Wayne Wayne, Zahn creates a character with a decidedly unique perspective on the world and his own place in it. And, like Macy, Zahn has the ability to disappear into a role. Consider some of his characters, from Lenny in `That Thing You Do,’ to George in `You’ve Got Mail,’ Fuller in `Joy Ride,’ to his role here of Wayne, and you would be hard put to find any semblance of the `real’ Steve Zahn. He has yet to establish his ability to carry a film on his own, but he has certainly demonstrated how invaluable his presence can be to any film.
Of the entire cast, in fact, it is leading man Jeremy Northam, known predominately for period piece dramas (Mr. Knightly, `Emma,’ Sir Robert, `An Ideal Husband’ and Ash, `Possession,’ for example), who seems to be the fish out of water here. As Harry/Steven, however, he rises to the occasion and gives a convincing performance that is yet another `plus’ to the film. it’s a role somewhat against type for him, but he pulls it off nicely.
The supporting cast includes Ally Walker (Josephine), Illeana Douglas (Doreen), Ron Perlman (Marshal Nalhober), Jillian Berard (Maddie) and Paul Dooley (The Judge). A feel-good film made for fun and frolic, `Happy, Texas’ may take a side door to the humor, but it finds it and makes good on the promise of what `comedy’ is all about: Plenty of laughs. 8/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director Mark Illsley
Writer Ed Stone, Mark Illsley, Phil Reeves
Actors Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Ally Walker
Awards 6 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Miramax
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm