"an independent feature with sure sociological instincts ...
evocative, accurate observation of a distinctive milieu ... lively, convincing dialogue"
NEW YOK TIMES
"Rich with gratifyingly nontoxic local color"
"entirely engaging and true ... Altmanesque ... brilliant ... refreshingly honest and entertaining.
"probably the best film to come out of New York's East Village filmmaking community
since Larry Fessenden's HABIT"
Margarita Happy Hour is a darkly funny story about cigarette-smokin', cocktail-swilling hipsters, single motherhood, and the cycles of life...
Zelda is a young unmarried mother whose once fiery romance with her boyfriend Max is on the rocks. She is desperate to remain the sexy young scene-queen that once melted Max's heart, that her friends idolized, that even Iggy Pop lusted after. He is a charming, scoundrel poet who is not prepared to live up to his role as the 90's dad.
Zelda's only escape lies in her regular Happy Hour rendezvous with a bunch of young moms who jabber uninhibitedly about life, death, and lactation. When an irreversible incident occurs, Zelda is shaken into reality and forced to decide whether to move forward or remain trapped by her routine.
a Passport Pictures / Suzy Q production MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR a film by ILYA CHAIKEN
with ELEANOR HUTCHINS LARRY FESSENDEN HOLLY RAMOS
MICHAEL BUSCEMI, WILL KEENAN, BARBARA SICURANZA, and JENNY MCGUIRE.
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