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#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.
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…
As soon as I’ve finished writing this review, I’m going to get straight on the phone to Trading Standards to file a complaint about the title of this film. Having done that I’m then going to crack open a bottle of valium and wash a few of them down with a pint or two of brandy. I mean fuck me, this film is hard work. You know how they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? Well whatever you do, don’t judge Happiness by its title because it’s one of the biggest misnomers known to man and
of all the emotions you could feasibly experience, I very much doubt that happiness (or indeed any will to carry…
The most inappropriately-named film of all time? I'm sure you guys can probably think of better though.
So I was recommended this film by Hollie Horror on a thread that escapes me now. Having only seen one other Solondz film, nothing could have prepared me for the sordid nature that makes want to have a wash.
We have a variety of intrinsically-linked souls who are struggling with their various and sometimes utterly repugnant urges.This is very dark despite all the wanking and the final moment which provides an odd American Pie-style moment of comic relief.
"I came..." Ugh.
"Happiness strikes me as little more than a generally worthless freakshow of a movie. It's as if [Todd] Solondz decided to put his mind toward creating as shocking and disgusting a bunch of characters as possible, placing them in everyday settings, filming the various stories in as innocent-looking a style as possible (the set designs and bright color schemes seem right out of a '60s family TV show or something), and calling the whole thing his singularly harsh vision of the darkness underlying suburbia. But I never bought for a second that this was the work of someone who was serious about exploring characters or motivations, or exploring what could lead to such shocking behavior in the suburbs. No, in…
Very funny but really disturbing too. I kind of felt bad for laughing my ass off during the entire movie. Could've used some more of Philip Seymour Hoffman in it also.
Thought disturbing by many, it's a strange dark comedy. It's definitely an outlier and deals with things rarely, if ever, dealt with in film, let alone in a humorous way. Great cast, pretty boring, but good.
Histórias que se misturam. Um homem é obcecado por arrumar uma mulher...
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Incredible. Just incredible. I couldn't stop laughing, even though I feel like I really should have.
Ennek a filmnek nem kell ajánló. Remek indítás, gyönyörű befejezés.
PSH undorító, és szokás szerint annyira jó, hogy ismét meg kell jegyeznem, mennyire hiányolni fogom a filmekből..
de legalább még nem láttam tőle mindent.
P.S. PSH I love you (e film alatt talán kissé morbid, ne gondoljam? de)
Absolutely disturbed, but oh so captivating and darkly funny.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- The Big Lebowski
1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
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