Happy Tears

"Demi Moore suggests dramatic possibilities for future roles. She projects a kind of calm, and it's attractive. "
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
"Dreamy, funny… "
- Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Moore steals "Happy Tears" by underplaying—in what may be the warmest performance of her career. "
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...a comic journey of self-discovery… "
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Nominated Golden Berlin Bear 2009 Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival


California-based sisters Jayne (Parker Posey) and Laura (Demi Moore) have traveled down very different paths in their adult lives. Jayne, a ditsy, self-centered shopaholic, married the wealthy son of a famous artist. Laura, a pragmatic environmental research biologist, ended up with a handful of children. When their father's mental health takes a turn for the worse, Jayne and Laura head back home to deal with the situation, leading to a chaotic family reunion brimming with laughter and tears.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2009


Demi Moore (Laura)
Ellen Barkin (Shelly)
Parker Posey (Jayne)
Rip Torn (Joe)
Mitchell Lichtenstein