How does one find happiness? This is something I think we all have asked at one point or another in our lives. This heartwarming novel turned movie gives us a little insight into one women’s story on finding happiness for herself and what that really looks like. I interviewed the star of the film, the beautiful Ellie Kemper as well as Vicky Wight, Director and Katherine Center, Author. See what advice they give on finding your own happiness and what they hope the audience learns from this story.
Please note this interview took place prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Helen (Ellie Kemper) has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Finding herself newly divorced and a little lost, Helen decides she needs a reset and signs up for the “Adventure of a Lifetime!” The adventure is a backcountry survival course hiking the Appalachian Trail with a group of oddball strangers. From the beginning, Helen’s plan to be the best hiker is tested and she finds more than just herself in the wilderness. Based on the wildly popular novel by Katherine Center, HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS reminds us that sometimes you have to get lost before you’re found.