All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
So it turns out the title IS ironic.
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…
This is no "Clerks II" but it's pretty fantastic. What a great film! I had the literal best time of my entire life watching this movie that has a huge pedophilia subplot! Either that says something about me being such a fucked up person or this movie is masterfully crafted with how it handles insanely black humor and its themes. A few of the stories were a bit uninteresting at times and I wish some were focused on more than others. Also, I think that Phillip Seymour Hoffman was majorly underutilized but whenever he was in a scene, I was 100% captivated and thought he did an insanely awesome job. Oh, wow. The kid's acting in *the* scene is pretty…
Suburban siblings suffer subpar slobbish suitors and a suspect spouse whose shy son sets sights on spurting semen soonish!
LAS DOS CARAS DE LA MONEDA.
Cualquiera que haya visto alguna película de Todd Solondz, sabrá que es un pequeño demonio habitando en el cuerpo de un judío cobarde. Y no es para menos, ya que el director de Newark es un pequeño energúmeno que vive, respira y transita por un mundo que no llega a comprender. Tras la inconspicua 'Bienvenidos a la casa de muñecas' (1995), Solondz desató aquí su artillería pesada, ofreciéndonos una visión de diversos suburbios de la élite burguesa de diversas familias en núcleos urbanos desestabilizadores.
El nexo comunicador de todas ellas son las tres hermanas chejovianas que se relacionan alrededor de la cinta: una de ellas (Jane Adams) acaba de romper con su novio y…
Terrible and great movie in one! The theme serves to be named sick, and the actors does a great job
Deeply disturbing and yet hilarious film which is a compilation of truly uncomfortable and awkward yet blackly funny moments. Filled with great performances, primarily from Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a sex obsessed obese-riddled nerd. Excellently edited for a story with so many interconnected stories, but some of these stories aren't very interesting and drag the film down, such as the divorce of two elderly people. The film is at it's strongest when confronting sexual ideas, such as Hoffman's character's addiction, and a father's attempt to keep his fascination with young boys a secret, as the back humour is so strong in these parts and works so well with such bleak and disturbing content material. The music only adds to the juxtaposition of the film's message of how happy life should be against a motley crew of depressed people.
Oh, one must love Todd Solondz and his deep affection for losers.
As he has also shown in "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Storytelling," Solondz fills his canvas with sad, lonely characters who, as strange and disturbing as some may be, come across as beautiful, whole, sympathetic beings. And when I say disturbing, look at Dylan Baker's haunting child molester, or Philip Seymour Hoffman's icky phone sex addict.
These types of characters are hard to like, but Solondz masterfully transcends the stereotypes and makes them human.
Even if the situations are taken to the extreme, what makes Happiness so captivating is the uncomfortably honest portrait of human desire it paints, one so rich it's impossible to not have a memorable reaction.
While I watched it, I wished the ground would open and swallow me up. Thank you Solodz, now I really want to watch every movie you made.
hardcore, but soft. you know what I mean.
- 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).
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
- Zazie dans le métro
- Allegro non troppo
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…