When Happy, Texas rolls onto your hometown screen, make sure you roll right on down to see it for a rolling-in-the-aisles really good time.
This is high hilarity after two cons escape a chain gang and after stealing an RV, end up in Happy, Texas, forced to pass themselves off as “Steven and David”, two gay beauty pageant promoters.
Steve Zahn is absolutely brilliant as the dim-witted crude brawler who must now portray a more sensitive side as David and Jeremy Northam takes on the role of Steven, David’s life and business partner.
Equally brilliant is William H. Macy as Sheriff Chappy Dent; Illeana Douglas has the right amount of wide-eyed innocence and sincerity as school teacher Miss Schafer and Ally Walker of TV’s “Profiler” fame serves as the romantic interest and president of the town’s bank.
The characters, the dialogue and the editing are just wonderful but I really don’t want to spoil the fun by giving away story elements that are best discovered for yourself.
The action all takes place in the tiny town of Happy, Texas where everyone’s happy and thankfully, rather open-minded when it comes to homosexuality. All this gives Steven and David an open door to mischief, enlightenment and romance.
Lotta says just go see the movie; don’t read reviews giving away the story. Trust me – it’ll just ruin it for you! This is the best writing since “Notting Hill”.