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

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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. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

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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