This new release seems more concerned with the story of the two lovers, rather than the punch-dunk feeling of being in love. Without a doubt, Mood Indigo is one of Gondry’s best offerings to date, especially if you can get your hands on its original draft.
Happiness Never Comes Alone is a perfect date night movie with a fantastic soundtrack, many references to cinema classics such as Casablanca, West Side Story and Singin’ in the Rain, and old school physical comedy so perfectly timed it elicited a rare out loud chortle from this humble reviewer on more than one occasion.
What’s a French film festival without an unabashedly full-blown, over the top romance? Serving that purpose this year is Happiness Never Comes Alone, a movie that is to cinema what a ridiculously large lollipop is to confectionary: it starts off with a pleasant enough sweetness, but goes on way too long and by the end, it just hurts your teeth.