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The Happy Poet

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THE HAPPY POET is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer, Bill strives to make a difference in the world, until surprising complications jeopardize his new friendships and threaten Bill's dreams for a hot dog-free future. THE HAPPY POET cleverly re-works the classic American film story of the underdog struggling against the system, adding a dose of deadpan humor and a fresh take ...

  • DirectorPaul Gordon
  • Runtime: 1 hr 24 min
  • StudioCinema Libre
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Happy Poet

The Happy Poet
jack
awesomely sweet movie, it's the poets and visionaries that make ...

awesomely sweet movie, it's the poets and visionaries that make the world go round portrayed in Austin's stoner culture.

The Happy Poet
E. C. Brown
Hilarious & Understated

This film is a real gem. Intelligent and understated commentary on business, entrepreneurship, generosity and life. Throughly enjoyed it, enough to watch it again!

The Happy Poet
J. A. Brown
Quintessential Austin Indie

A true sleeper film, The Happy Poet stayed under the radar for far too long. The plot is simple; a guy with a dream of running an almost vegetarian food cart decides to make his dream come true. But after he buys a used hot dog cart, the pressure is on to compromise by selling hot dogs, while suffering help from a cast of iconic Austin characters.

Filmed before the Austin food trailer scene evolved from fad to phenomenon, indie film fans who've spent any time in Austin will recognize the charm, and the weirdness, and not a few outstanding Austin based actors.

The humor is often dry, with a healthy dose of heart, you just may find yourself craving an eggless egg salad, and wondering what writer/director/actor Paul Gordon will be doing next.

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