Movies that are slightly off.
Finding happiness can be a tragic comedy.
The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
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'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…
So it turns out the title IS ironic.
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.
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…
I was wondering why this dark comedy had been described by some as "dangerous." Now I know. If you laugh out loud, you're a pervert. If you chuckle, you're sick. And if you fail to break a smile, you're probably a cadaver. Much as we might hate to admit it, we all have our dark sides and finding humor in other people's depravity is one way we cope with reality.
On the face of it, this film is a simple story of three middle-aged sisters making their way through life. But it is what's beneath the surface that produces an array of lip-biting, blush inducing, hand-wrenching conversations and behaviors. Trish (Cynthia Stevenson) is the eldest of the trio, a stay-at-home…
I don't trust anyone who gives this an actual star rating.
I wake up happy, feeling good... but then I get very depressed, because I'm living in reality.
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This is, for a lack of a better word, oddly satisfying? The kind of film you'd watch when you have severe depression and anxiety, with your best friend who has severe depression and anxiety and be like ok let's get popsicles now
"I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing with you."
"But... I'm not laughing."
Todd Solondz is a very strange guy, or at least I think he is, judging from his filmography. Is he okay? Does anyone have confirmation on the current mental state of Mr. Solondz?
I've never felt so at ease with my uneasiness. This is a brilliantly disgusting movie. See it... but don't hate me when you're left with the uncomfortable silence after the film concludes.
The most remarkable facet of Solondz film is that compensates for age so perfectly, and builds a contrast that is hard to shake, because happiness is different for people in different stages of their life. For an elderly couple, it’s the hope that they may pass away gracefully. For a pedophile with a wife and kids, it’s the final push away from his own deplorable wants and needs. For a 30 year old single woman, it may be to find a useful, charitable purpose in life even if she can’t find a husband. For a 13 year old boy, it’s to masturbate for the first time.
The cringingly awkward and shockingly raw moments that these characters go through are effective…
i don't think one will experience much pain during the suicide when watching this film.
easily one of the most depressing film ever made.
2.5 stars out of a mixed feeling.
Un incredibile e irriverente ritratto al vetriolo della middle class americana. Solondz non arretra di fronte a nulla e coraggiosamente, con le sue console armi grottesche, porta a galla quel che c'è dietro la facciata di un sogno americano che assomiglia più ad un incubo di disperata alienazione e solitudine profonda. Se la vicenda di Joy Jordan è quella più convenzionale, altro non si può dire per la carrellata di personaggi che ci vengono spavaldamente mostrati (in tal senso la vicenda della grassona ha un grottesco che non sfigurerebbe in un film dei Coen).
Eccessivo a volte, ma necessario. Happiness, where are you?
this movie is so fucked up
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