Funny, charming and uplifting, The Happys is a delightful brand-new comedy-drama about sexual awakenings, Hollywood stardom, sushi burritos and spider bites.
Twenty-one year old Tracy (Amanda Bauer) walks in on her boyfriend Mark (Jack DePew) having sex with a man and decides to leave him. After assessing her limited options, she returns to Mark with a deal: if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the incident ever happened. Mark accepts her terms, but neither fully understands the sacrifices they have to make.
As their relationship deteriorates, Tracy’s world opens up when she befriends the quirky residents in her Los Feliz neighborhood: Sebastian (Rhys Ward), a troubled recluse who closed the door to society after being bitten by a poisonous spider; Luann (Janeane Garofalo), a former child star and true free spirit; Krista (Melissa McBride), Mark’s hard-charging talent manager; Jonathan (Stephen Guarino), a gay magazine reporter; and Ricky (Arturo del Puerto), a hot Mexican man with a failing food truck. As Tracy discovers her sense of self and true passion for cooking, she is the catalyst for all of them to grow and connect in unforeseen ways.
Co-written and directed by Tom Gould and John Serpe, this comedic drama is about learning who you really are and having the courage to be exactly that. It tells the story of underdogs, the people left behind, the people who are the story behind the story. Whatever happened to that child star? What’s up with that weird neighbor who never leaves his house? How about the budding movie star who turns out to be gay? Yes, his struggles are compelling and profound, but what lies in his wake. What happened to his girlfriend and how does his crisis impact her struggle to find herself? It’s about finding a new family when you have nowhere else to turn. It’s about knowing when to let go, even when you love someone. It’s about sexual awakenings and food trucks and three-dollar words. It’s about growing up. It also features a killer cast of actors we wish we would see more frequently – Janeane Garofalo, Melissa McBride and “BearCity” star Stephen Guarino chief among them.
Check out the trailer for The Happys below and make sure to pre-order your copy. It comes to DVD on April 10th!