All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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!
So it turns out the title IS ironic.
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…
"Happiness" is a film of sheer audacity, intellect, and brilliance yet one that takes the cinema to depths that the mainstream would never attempt. Director Todd Solondz takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey, and it's incredibly profound, amusing, and most certainly unforgettable. He makes punchlines out of misery and pedophilia while eventually arriving at a touching and tragic vision of humanity. It is distressing and utterly hilarious at the same time, and the performances across the board are simply fantastic.
"Happiness" is an ensemble piece of five different stories, all of which intersect from time to time. The film concerns the lives of several related New Jersey residents--a sexually frustrated professional (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a pedophile psychologist (Dylan Baker),…
So THAT'S what happened when Donna left of Twin Peaks. Well, it's time to stop living in a state of irony and get back!
As for all you others, just carry on in your strange, darker, almost spoof-y version of a family drama.
Can't believe how this got made.
Must watch, but too long.
Talk about a depressing movie. But I suppose that is the point – to frame the idea of ‘happiness’ for various characters and how most struggle to ever attain it. To show that ultimately we are all seeking this indescribable feeling within, regardless of the source. Could be a loving spouse. Could be fully realized artistic expression. Could be sexual acts with underage boys. The film is brave in the way it depicts the things that drive humans to behave the way they do, while not advocating nor desecrating them in the process. We are all driven by different urges. The film works almost like a sociological experiment, and as a viewer I often felt like I was behind a…
Still my favourite film of all time. Bravest and blackest of humour
- 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