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Happiness
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(434 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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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


Written by
Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz

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HAPPINESS - Trailer ( 1998 )

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4 years, 5 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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8 years, 1 month 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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1 year, 6 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. Admirab ... (more)
Release date: 16 October 1998
UPC: 031398702337
1990s (10), Drama (10), Comedy (6), Black Comedy (6), Rape (5), Therapist (5), (5), New Jersey (5), Guitar (5), Unhappiness (5), Disturbing (5), Molestation (4), Vulgar (4), Marriage (4), Flashback (4), Usa (4), 1998 (4), Dog (4), Pedophile (3), Therapy (2)
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“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 that I can’t even find words to describe its awesomeness. For me it’s the king of black comedy.

All I could do to make it justice is say GO FUCKING WATCH IT NOW. It’s a masterpiece and it will make you crazy with laughter and you won’t believe your eyes and your ears. I think Happiness is the only movie I ever super gladly recommend people when they ask me about movies; because it has ” read more

PulpRoman posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

“Happiness(1998) explores the pretense of the optimistic existence all human beings yearn or think they will achieve if they pursue it hard enough. All the characters in this film are trapped and unaccompanied or as Bill Maplewood the pedophile psychiatrist puts it “we're all alone”. However, at the same time they are all connected skilfully in this photograph of separation, the poster really captures the essence of this. The ensemble cast is one of the best I've ever seen, with some of the most unconventional thespians in Hollywood who come together to deliver a delicious depiction of the derelict condition of happiness. Definitely a must see if your on a dreadful movie run or in demand of any self inspection, because what this film really does is to entertain the notion that we are ” read more

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