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Joy Jordan
Jon Lovitz Jon Lovitz
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6 years, 10 months ago at Oct 3 11:38
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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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10 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 10:09
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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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3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 16 5:46
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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 tha... read more
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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Release date: 16 October 1998
UPC: 031398702337
Tags: 1990s (11), Drama (10), Black Comedy (6), Comedy (6), (5), Guitar (5), Disturbing (5), Therapist (5), New Jersey (5), Rape (5), Unhappiness (5), 1998 (4), Flashback (4), Molestation (4), Vulgar (4), Marriage (4), Dog (4), Usa (4), Pedophile (3), Child Magazine (2)
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