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The Happy Poet (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,400Details
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THE HAPPY POET is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer, Bill strives to make a difference in the world, until surprising complications jeopardize his new friendships and threaten Bill's dreams for a hot dog-free future. THE HAPPY POET re-works the classic American film story of the underdog struggling against the system, adding a dose of deadpan humor and a fresh take on a young generation's interest in the intersection of a social conscience and the food we eat.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
73% - Fresh
50% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 13th, 2013 (Limited) by Cinema Libre
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: St. Chris Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,903 $700 Mar 29, 2013 19


Jonny Mars    Donnie
Chris Doubek    Curtis
Liz Fisher    Agnes
Amy Meyers-Martin    Lily
Ricardo G. Lerma    Banker
Sam Wainwright Douglas    Buddy
Carlos Trevino    Derrick
Troy Anthony Miller    Econtainer Salesman
Paul Famighetti    Ungrateful Customer

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Paul Gordon
Producer    David Hartstein
Executive Producer    Christ Ohlson
Production Designer    Caroline Karlen
Editor    Paul Gordon
Director of Photography    Lucas Millard
Co-Producer    Jonny Mars
Sound Mixer    Tim Dallesandro
Re-recording Mixer    Eric Friend

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/29 113 $700   1 $700   $3,400 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/29 115 $700   1 $700   $3,400 23

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