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Happiness
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Jane Adams Jane Adams
Joy Jordan
Jon Lovitz Jon Lovitz
Andy Kornbluth
Dylan Baker Dylan Baker
Bill Maplewood
Lara Flynn Boyle Lara Flynn Boyle
Helen Jordan
Justin Elvin Justin Elvin
Timmy Maplewood
Cynthia Stevenson Cynthia Stevenson
Trish Maplewood
Lila Glantzman-Leib Lila Glantzman-Leib
Chloe Maplewood


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5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 3 11:38
4 votes
Watching Happiness lastnight, I kept asking myself if it was more focused than Magnolia or simply less layered. I think the answer is decidedly both. I'm not sure what this has to do with the rest of my review, but c'mon, this is a tough one to break into. The film presents viewers in the starkest of terms with tragic stories of loneliness and sexual deviancy in such a candid and unmanipulative wa... read more

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9 years, 5 months ago at Feb 4 10:09
4 votes
this is definitely the most messed up movie ive ever seen. i probably shouldntve given it such a high score but i was honestly just intrigued by it. each single character and their story was sickening but i still couldnt turn away. it honestly just gave me the worst nervous stomach ache of my life and it was really disturbing, more than any gory horror flick ive ever seen. id never watch it again ... read more

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2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 16 5:46
4 votes
Happiness totally is one of my favorite movies and i will forever watch it with immense pleasure.

all the actors do such a wonderful amazingly good job, but especially Philip Seymour Hoffman, he truly became one of my favorite actors after this movie. It’s so full of unexpected things and it has such a great shock value, even if it’s a comedy. It’s just such an awesome movie tha... read more
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Description: At times brilliant and insightful, at times repellent and false, Happiness is director Todd Solondz's multistory tale of sex, perversion, and loneliness. Plumbing depths of Crumb-like angst and rejection, Solondz won the Cannes International Critics Prize in 1998 and the film was a staple of nearly every critic's Top Ten list. Admirable, shocking, and hilarious for its sarcastic yet strangely empathetic look at consenting adults' confusion between lust and love, the film stares unflinchingly until the audience blinks. But it doesn't stop there. A word of strong caution to parents: One of the main characters, a suburban super dad ... (more)
Release date: 16 October 1998
UPC: 031398702337
Tags: 1990s (11), Drama (10), Comedy (6), Black Comedy (6), Unhappiness (5), Disturbing (5), Rape (5), Therapist (5), (5), New Jersey (5), Guitar (5), Dog (4), 1998 (4), Molestation (4), Vulgar (4), Flashback (4), Marriage (4), Usa (4), Pedophile (3), Ensemble (2)
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" Notes: Following his critical success with ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’, 3 years later, Todd Solondz came up with this movie which was his most ambitious project and, in my opinion, by far his best movie so far. Obviously, his work is definitely an acquired taste and this feature was not an exception. Indeed, basically, there is no likable characters and they pretty much all do some despicable things throughout the whole duration. So why on Earth should you watch the damned thing then ?!? In"



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