HAPPINESS RUNS Movie Trailer and Photos
Check out the trailer and photos for HAPPINESS RUNS which stars Mark L. Young, Hanna Hall, Jesse Plemons, Laura Peters, Shiloh Fernandez, Andie MacDowell, Rutger Hauer, and is directed by Adam Sherman.
Happiness Runs Synopsis: Happiness Runs tells the story of a young man named Victor (Mark L. Young) as he comes of age and begins to realize the shortcomings of the utopian ideals of the hippie commune where he was raised.
Victor and his friends run free through a life devoid of adult involvement, as their parents, including Victor’s mother (Andie MacDowell), have become little more than deluded shells under the seductive ideas of the guru Insley (Rutger Hauer). Preoccupied with Insley’s free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self-destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs.
Victor’s world is further complicated by the return of Becky (Hanna Hall), his childhood love, who is drawn back to the commune by the terminal illness of her father. Fully the product of her environment, Becky is a whirlwind of promiscuity and drug use. It is Becky’s state – forever on the verge of collapse – that finally leads Victor to understand that there is no future for his generation at the commune.
His quest for escape drives the film, as he searches for any source of support in his desire to get away and begin a life of his own – a life freed from the oppressive “freedom” that defines the commune. As Victor and Becky stumble towards their fates, Sherman lays forth a terrifying image of a world without limits or self-awareness that is as stylish as it is stark.
Happiness Runs will be released to theaters in New York on May 7 and in Los Angeles on May 14, 2010. Watch the trailer and check out more photos below.