Monday, June 23, 2008

Oh Happy Day

It's a nightmare scenario for any closeted office worker: Saturday's one-night stand turns up on Monday, the big new client your boss expects you to reel in. Jonathan, the advertising director, faces an impossible task, working with a man with whom he shares an unmistakable passion without either running afoul of company non-fraternization policies or alienating the client. Throw in some complications from Jonathan's co-workers, and you have the makings of a right mess. I couldn't help feeling, though, that Jonathan's stodgy stiffness (in public, anyway) gave the film a bit too much of the aspect of feeling trapped in an untenable position, not leaving the humor enough air to fully breathe. Still, it's a solid comedy; highly recommended

Oh Happy Day, dir. Ian Poitier, 2007 UK 100 min.

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