All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
#1 Film of the year!
The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
"I'm not laughing AT you. I'm laughing WITH you."
"But I'm not laughing."
Is it fucked up that I laughed my way through all of this?
Is it fucked up that I think the line "I'm champagne. YOU'RE shit!" is the greatest way to tell off your ex I've ever heard?
Is it fucked up that I thought that scene of the kid asking his dad "What does cum mean?" is the strangest and funniest thing I've seen in a movie?
Is it fucked up that I think the Russian Guy is one of the coolest motherfuckers put on screen?
And when Philip Seymour Hoffman came on the wall...I puked a little.
Seriously, don't eat while watching this. I'll never…
It's like unintentionally burping mid-conversation.
It's like having to go to the bathroom really badly while you're stuck in traffic.
It's like walking in on your parents while they're doing the nasty.
It's like misreading an invitation and mistakenly thinking you're going to a costume party.
It's like watching porn with your grandparents.
And I love every single second of it.
My first Todd Solondz film and I'm not sure when I'll be mentally prepared to venture into another one of his - although I'm still very intrigued to at some point. Happiness is one of the most uncomfortable, shocking (in the 'I-can't-believe-it-just-went-there' kind of way) and disconcerting drama/darkest-kinda-comedy-possible films I've seen in quite some time, if not ever. Holy shit.
And, once again, I am left amazed by another fantastic performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was one of the absolute best around. May he rest in peace.
If you identify with any of the characters or storylines in this film seek medical help IMMEDIATELY!
If you laughed or snickered at the totally Politically Incorrect elements of this film... Congratulations you are one sick puppy! Welcome to the club!
It was so unbelievably inappropriate it was funny! This film slaughtered sacred cows as if it were a sport!
I was really taken by surprise with Solondz' "in your face"-like portrayal of the many miserable people who are struggling with one thing or the other in this so called "comedy".
I'd like to think that I'm a pretty decent human being, but a lot of things with this movie had me questioning my sense of humor. I mean, some scenes in this is so god damn uncomfortable. I laughed my ass of in many of the pedophilia scenes (which I guess is one way or the other the point, but I still felt guilty).
To be fair, Todd Solondz has created a hilarious and at times disturbing film. It has some surprising depth to it, dealing with happiness and…
Why did I watch this? I'm a masochist. While watching Happiness, I felt dirty, broken, disturbed, and uncomfortable. I also laughed out loud multiple times, followed by long periods of me hating myself. I used to think I liked dark comedy… but now I'm not so sure. Everyone is great in it, it's brilliantly written, it's tonally jarring, and it's really well-done. It doesn't make light of the extremely heavy subject matter at hand, which would've made it easy to hate this film. In case you're unsure what it's about, it tells the story of a troubled therapist who moonlights as a child rapist. He's married to a woman who has two sisters, one of whom is a narcissistic writer…
So hard to know how to say you feel about this movie. You feel like some kind of creep if you say you love it, but I think I do. I think I love it!!!
I tried. I really did. I wanted to finish it. The desire was there. My mind said "Do it! Finish it. Stop being a little bitch!"
I just couldn't fucking do it! It was too much.
You win, Todd Solodnz. Oh, and congrats to you Dylan Baker. I can honestly say that I think I hate you.
this was so fucked up and i loved it.
I'm disgusted and repulsed, but I loved it. Difficult to watch, but ultimately worth it.
PSH never fails to surprise.
Dark yet hilarious in its delivery. You'll be laughing at themes you know you shouldn't be, but thats Todd Solondz for you.
"La búsqueda de la felicidad es una de las principales fuentes de infelicidad." - Eric Hoffer
"Felicidad" es una comedia negra de 1998, infame debido a su contenido tan controversial, en cualquier aspecto de la palabra. Esta película nos cuenta la vida de un gran reparto de personajes que están conectados entre si, sus problemas y relaciones personales. Aunque tiene algo en común, y es que todas las personas en este filme, no son felices.
El nombre de esta película, es intencionalmente un sarcasmo, ya que solo encontraras situaciones depresivas una detrás de otra, que llegan de ligeras ocurrencias, a tragedias de escalas mayúsculas. Cabe decir que esta película, contiene escenas de un muy alto contenido que se puede considerar…
Couldn't really get into this one. Something about it was too 90's. Acting was obviously good, but other than PSH no one really struck me as incredible. It was pretty funny, pretty sad at times, but just nothing more than a 'meh' for me. Maybe if I saw it when it came out I would have liked it more.
The title Happiness of is full of irony. In fact Happiness is one of the darkest movies I've seen in a long time. Although it is touted as a dark comedy a person would have to have a very morbid sense of humor to laugh at this movie at face value. Instead I the movie is almost so unbelievably dark that it's funny. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Allen, a socially awkward guy who calls up strangers and masturbates to them on the phone. Dylan Baker, as Bill Maplewood, is a father of two who's secretly a pedophile but his wife is oblivious to the whole situation. Then there is Joy, played by Jane Adams, a woman who is rarely full…
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING