“I. am. so. happy.” is possibly one of the few films where the German title is better than the original. Although “Luckiest Girl Alive” also conveys the irony of the story quite well, it is very generic. At “I. am. so. happy.” On the other hand, every single word only hammers his cynicism deeper into our brains. But let’s not rant any longer about the title of the film. “I. am. so. happy.” was released on Netflix today, October 7, 2022, and we have included the trailer for you at the top of this article.
The trailer also succinctly reflects what the title already suggests: 28-year-old Ani (Mila Kunis) leads a seemingly perfect life. She is about to start a job at the renowned New York Times Magazine, has a rich fiancé and with him her dream wedding is in sight. On top of that, she loves her work and hates babies, which gives her the perfect conditions for a stellar career without having to give up anything that is important to her. But then comes the case…
Ani’s past catches up with her when a man arrives who wants to interview her for a true-crime documentary. Because the journalist experienced a school massacre as a teenager and there is a big question mark over her role in the killing spree. Now everything is coming up again, what Ani has suppressed for all these years and her perfect life threatens to become a heap of rubble.
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The screenplay for “I. am. so. happy.” Jessica Knoll, the author of the novel, wrote it herself. Mike Barker, who has worked exclusively in series for the past 15 years and has had episodes for such renowned series as “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Fargo”, “Outlander’, ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘The Sandman’.
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