Happy Family

Synopsis: Ezio is a screenwriter scared by happy endings, who earns his living thanks to an invention of his father. He is going through a creative crisis, until he has a car crash with Anna, who invites him to dinner. Once there, the stories of several characters get interwoven, triggered by the decision of the 16 year-old Filippo, Anna's son, to get married. Dinner's attendees become the characters of Ezio's new screenplay, but they will try to interfere with his work.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Gabriele Salvatores
Production: 01 Distribution
  1 win & 6 nominations.
90 min

since our vacation in Calabria.

I was ten years old.

My name's Vincenzo,

I'm 55 and I'm about to die.

I have a tumor, malignant of course.

This is the x-ray I went to pick up.

That's 35.20 euro.

Don't you have a 20?

I don't see anything.

I don't know how

to break it to my family.

I have a daughter who's 27,

Caterina, by my first wife, Anna.

She died prematurely

in a car accident ten years ago.

Coffee's ready.

That's Anna, my second wife.

We've been married eight years,

I love her.

There's Filippo, the 16-year-old son

of my second wife, Anna.

He's not here now, he's at school.

He's a little...


My mother lives with us too.

Her name's Anna, of course.

They all call her Grandma Anna,

she's 80,

and has Alzheimer's and is long gone.

You talk to her,

and then she'll say...

Who are you anyway?

I'm Vincenzo,

your son.

I love to cook.

I don't like doing desserts,

don't have the knack.

But first courses, second courses

and side dishes,

I've really got the knack.

I'm Caterina, I'm 27 and don't have

much to say right now.

I live with my folks, I'm a redhead,

I'm 5'6" and I'm depressed.

At least I think so.

They tell me I'm beautiful,

that I have wonderful skin.

But I have a problem: I stink.

They say redheads stink,

I'm a redhead and can confirm.

It's true.

My odor is different from everyone's.

Some smell like children,

or talcum powder, or farmers...

I smell like pickles,

and it's even worse in summer.


I'm going out.

Anna, my father's wife,

lives with us too.

She's a beautiful woman

and has a 16-year-old son, Filippo,

he's a little unusual.

My name's Anna, I'm married to

Vincenzo, I have a son, Filippo.

He's a little unusual.

Vincenzo's 27-year-old daughter

Caterina lives with us too,

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Alessandro Genovesi

Alessandro Genovesi (born 10 January 1973) is an Italian director, screenwriter, playwright and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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