Stupid Happy



It’s 1993 and Rachel, a novelist, and Jackie, a voice-over actress, are co-dependent sisters still sharing the New York City apartment they grew up in, along with Jackie’s thirteen year old daughter, Dodge. Upon learning that Rachel intends to move to the west coast once her book is published, Jackie, heading into a tailspin and desperate to reignite Rachel's love for New York (and her), begs Rachel to go on one final sister adventure to find the woman from their favorite soap opera who resembles their presumably deceased mother. After all, "maybe mom had a twin!” However, what is meant to be a fun romp takes a serious turn when the girls learn the actress is in fact their mother and abandoned them twenty years prior. This revelation brings to light their own issues, both as individuals and sisters, and more importantly, how they are (and are not) parenting their own daughter and niece.

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