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Joe Swanberg talks writing, directing and acting in 'Happy Christmas'

"Happy Christmas" Portraits - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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(L-R) Actors Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Anna Kendrick, and director Joe Swanberg pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

The new film "Happy Christmas" stars Anna Kendrick as Jenny, a 27-year-old woman who moves back to Chicago after a bad break up with her boyfriend Nick.

Jenny stays strong, but she isn't really all that reliable or responsible. Her free spirit changes the dynamic at her brother's house during a time of year that's all about the family: the holidays.

"Happy Christmas" was written and directed by Joe Swanberg, who also plays Jenny's older brother Jeff. He joins Take Two to talk about his new film.  

 


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