42 Seconds of Happiness

Synopsis: A circle of thirty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same sex wedding of a member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to behave themselves, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals and exposed secrets lead to an explosion of drama that, coupled with the flammable combination of hurt feelings, unresolved tensions, and lots of wine cannot be contained.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Christina Kallas
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
89 min


(Siren wailing)

(Helicopter blades whir)

(Muffled news announcements)

(Seagull crying)

Honestly, there's only so much

fucking ground where it could be.

Why are we not finding this?

If I was a ring, where would I go?


[Cybil] Oh, now look what you did!

Aw, shit. Stay there, just, just...

No, I'm not staying there.

I don't want you to get hurt, all right?

Just shh.

You're such a klutz, do you know that?

You're the one who broke the fucking bottle.

As long as the bride doesn't cut herself

on her wedding day, right?

I ain't the bride.

Oh, you ain't the bride?


[Ben] I always wondered that.

You're the groom?

Should be right here on the top.

Yeah, yeah, I'm aware.

And we shouldn't have to dig.

I'm aware, yeah, yeah.

I'm just gonna start pulling up grass. I mean...

Yeah. Yeah, sure. You should do that. Yeah.

God damn it.

Oh! Haha!



I do, I do!

I do! I do!


[Felice] Let's go.

[Ike] Let's go to that wedding.

Stop it.

You can't handle that.

You can't handle that.

I can't handle that?

Don't start what you can't handle,

don't start what you can't handle.

I'm not fucking around. Don't start...

Well, look, we could use the throwing of the beer.

Don't start what you can't finish.


I'm mature.

I'm getting married.

Yeah, you are mature.

I can tell.

[Cybil] I'm fucking a grown-up.

Yeah, you are.

You're getting married.

What's your fiance gonna say about all this?

Just gonna say, "What did Ben do now?"

Of course she is.

And who else is gonna be there?

I mean, with this hurricane that's supposed to happen?

How many people are even gonna be at this wedding?

How is Alis even, why is Alis even being there?

I mean, Tomas, yeah.

Tomas will be there, because it's his sister.

Why, does Alis really think she's gonna go,

and Tomas not be there?

God, it's like when they first broke up.

I don't want that fucking crap to just infest us.

It's gonna be okay.

[Ben] Yes, yes ma'am.

- Yes.

- Yes ma'am.

It's gonna be okay.

Yes sir.

[Cybil] I don't know how to do it with the um,

the thumbs on the seams, right?

You wouldn't last a day in boot camp.

[Cybil] Thumbs on the seams.

You wouldn't last a day in boot camp.

[Cybil] Why, what would happen?

- What would happen?

- Maria? Cybil?

Hey, where are you guys?

Hey, we're here!

The door's open, oh, hey!

And you're where?

- Oh, hey.

- Hi!

Sorry, we had a little breakage.

Hey, good to see you!

[Vineke] You are not gonna believe this.

Look, that idiot of a cab driver?

He took the wrong exit.

Man, don't you hate when people ma'am you?

I mean, they're like, "Just be quiet, ma'am.

"I can guarantee you I know where I'm going."

Fucking like Hell he knew where he was going.

He drove around in a circle for at least an hour,

and of course, I did not pay for that,

so when we got here, he got all pissed off and upset.

He threw my bags out and then he drove away.

Well, where are they?

They're on the curb.

I couldn't carry that bag.

I brought in my hanging bag.



This is Ben.

This is Ben!

I'm Vineke. Nice to meet you, no.

Oh, hi, we've met before.

We've met before?

I will get the bags.

We have our own situation.

I don't get why we have to take on other peoples'.

I mean, they're our friends, yeah, but.

I'm not frustrated at you.

I'm just...

I just don't, I just don't want,

I just don't want this to become this, that's all.

Oh, you mean this to become this?


Or this, like us, to become that?

This isn't gonna happen to us.

Hey, hey.


[Cybil] This is not gonna happen to us.

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