You gotta love a movie whose main character is named "Poppy". Happy-Go-Lucky is that movie, and it just may be this year's indie darling when it comes to Academy Awards time.
Unlike its predecessors Little Miss Sunshine and Juno, however, this comedy-drama (watch the trailer here) has a little bit more going for it, namely the five previous Oscar nominations of its writer/director, Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy, Vera Drake). If anything, Poppy herself -- Sally Hawkins -- looks poised for a possible Best Actress nod; she already won the Silver Bear at the last Berlin International Film Festival.
Happy-Go-Lucky opens stateside October 10.