Movies vist the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Happy Man

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:May 17, 2002

Description: An aimless man gains purpose but not maturity as he faces a family crisis. Jas (Piotr Jankowski) is an aspiring writer in his early thirties who lives at home with his mother Maria (Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, who is out of work. During a routine visit with her doctor, Maria discovers she's contracted lung cancer and has a very short time to live; Maria decides not to tell Jas about her condition, and while he soon learns the truth, out of respect to his mother he pretends not to be aware of her illness. In hopes of making his mother happy in her last days, Jas finds a job and takes a large advance on his salary, which he squanders in order to make Maria comfortable. Jas also meets a woman named Marta (Malgorzata Chajewska-Krzysztofik), and begins dating her in an effort to make Maria happy, even going so far as to propose marriage. While he doesn't love her at first, as Jas gets to know Marta, he becomes increasingly fond of her, and her strong but upbeat manner is a tremendous tonic for Maria, though Jas isn't entirely aware how much of a difference she's making in their lives. Szczesliwy Czlowiek was the first feature film from writer and director Malgorzata Szumowska.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.