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Happiness (1998) (Todd Solondz's Untitled)

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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
Gerry Becker Gerry Becker
Psychiatrist


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Todd Solondz Todd Solondz
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12 years, 2 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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9 years, 6 months ago at May 18 19:29
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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 ... read more

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15 years, 10 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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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: Drama (10), 1990s (10), Comedy (6), Black Comedy (6), Rape (5), New Jersey (5), Guitar (5), Disturbing (5), Therapist (5), Unhappiness (5), (5), Marriage (4), Flashback (4), Dog (4), Vulgar (4), Molestation (4), Usa (3), 1998 (3), Pedophile (3), Ensemble (2)
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