When ERIC NEWMAN, a shy corporate professional on the cusp of his 30’s, gets laid off out of the blue, a chance meeting with long-lost techie buddy RAJ PATEL leads to scheming on startup billionaire dreams. With the help of a grassroots team led by the multi-talented JEANINE GENET, Eric and Raj may just be on the road to riches, freedom and finding their true calling. But what starts off promising soon turns into a slippery slope of growing sacrifices, leading them to not just question what they should really be doing with their lives, but also, like, how long they have left to live.

Also Known As: Appiness

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  • osvaldo-vitali
    osvaldo vitali

    Eric Newman, a shy corporate professional who is nearing thirty, gets laid off out of the blue. He meets up with a long-lost friend named Raj who is dreaming of creating a start-up. However, nothing is ever that simple in life and they soon discover that they may be giving up way too much of their lives before they make it.Appiness was directed by filmmaker Eli Batalion, who also made the web series YidLife Crisis. So much of it hits way too close to home, because I am in the midst of a career shift and as a result, I spend my evenings staring at the TV, worried that my life is about to fall apart.So yeah. I get it.

  • mr-kevin-matthews-md
    mr kevin matthews md

    Good IT startup comedy. As a rather critical cinephile I find it harder and harder to discover watchable movies. Liked this one. It’s funny but not over the top, touch of tragedy, good acting. Don’t expect a hilarious thigh slapper and you will be fine.

  • pan-zinovii-nosachenko
    pan zinovii nosachenko

    Perfectly captures the funniest parts of start-up culture. Well-acted and above-average production value for an indie. I know drone-shots are easier nowadays.. but great to see that they did it so well. Great to see a movie filmed in Montreal as well.

  • nichifor-tudor
    nichifor tudor

    It’s rare to watch a movie that keeps you smiling, but Appiness delivers on that front. This is a creative, quirky and cute take on our technology-driven society and our strange social dynamics, and all the characters are truly relatable. Strong acting, punchy writing, and the pacing was just right. Well done!!

  • birgitta-hakansson
    birgitta hakansson

    As someone that’s worked in small start-ups, I definitely get where this film is coming from. I found it quite funny and pretty true-to-form.

  • rita-mikkelsen
    rita mikkelsen

    Am I missing something here? This film starts off so bad , like a badly acted children’s movie, it just didn’t make me want to waste any more time with it! I apologise if it got better but I rate a movie by the opening stanzas – if they are bad I don’t hold much hope for the rest of the movie!