This review was done by our founding “Unsigned The Magazine” which is no longer in service but we can’t let a good interview go to waste soooo…REEEPOST. Review below.
Review By: Mut “I do this for fun” Asheru
This is a comedy about a guy who’s dream is to make tasty healthy food that is accessible to all. Helped out by his dry delivery this film snaked its way into the hearts of many festival goers. The buzz was strong with this one and for good (actually great) reason. THE HAPPY POET directed by Austin, TX resident Paul Gordon is a tale about Bill (Paul Gordon) that goes balls in for his dream, realizes some success, meets with hangers on and love, loses his dream to overhead and debt and rebounds in the end. We truly loved this film about a guy and his hotdog…ahem vegetarian food cart.
Gordon shines in the realm of dry wit. The story is simple and straightforward but you’ll be hard pressed not to be inspired by the end. The side characters are just as much fun to watch as Bill.
Ultimately this film is a comic kind of social commentary about healthy food and its affordability but don’t worry it is written in such a way that it doesn’t bore the crap out of you. It’s even a tad bit unpredictable in places. Gotta love that one note, next scene action (you’ll see). Every scene had its place and purpose. Every character and line moved the story forward at an acceptable clip.
*note* One of “The Happy Poet’s” most memorable characters is played by Chris Doubek. You can check out our interview with him here. OH…and we saw The Happy Poet available for viewing on Hulu.com. Hurry on over and check it out.