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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…
Fun for the whole family!
Maybe they are happy. In their own weird, fucked up way.
Doomed individuals center Todd Solondz’ uncomfortable, shocking, but very sensitive black comedy that puts a certain spot of humanity in them. This is certainly one of those films that will make you sorry, laugh, squirm, and disgusted all at the same time. That sharp-shooting, clever screenplay is the key point to the film’s success. Another great thing is that Solondz carefully handles his eccentric characters with both sheer sincerity and complexity and not by exploiting them.
This is the second time I’ve seen a Solondz film, after his masterful Welcome to the Dollhouse, and I must say, Solondz is really one of the cinematic masters of identifying the rawness and frailty of human behavior and American suburbia. In this, there…
i need a shower
Depressingly, awesomely fucked up.
A "charming" conversation between a father and his son:
Billy: Dad, did you, um... with Johnny Grasso and Ronald Farber?
Bill: [long, pained pause] Yes.
Billy: What did you do?
Bill: I touched them.
Billy: What do you mean, "touched"?
Bill: I fondled them.
Billy: What for?
Bill: I couldn't help myself.
Billy: What...what else?
Bill: I unzipped myself.
Billy: You mean, masturbated?
Billy: Then, what?
Bill: I... made love...
Billy: What do you mean?
Bill: I... fucked them.
Billy: What was it like?
Bill: It was... it was great.
Billy: Would you... would you do it again?
Bill: [choking up] Yes.
Billy: [fighting tears] Would you ever fuck me?
Bill: No. I'd jerk off instead.
[Billy breaks into tears]
And, I'm here like..Well..How many red gallons, will I need to throw up on?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What a fucked up movie. Filled with masturbation, cum used as glue, cum that is then licked up by a dog and little boy rape. But it's also about how "Happiness" is not an idyllic state of being but rather what we tell ourselves we are striving for.
Anything written about this movie makes it seem like a feature-length endurance test, when it's instead one of the funniest feature-length endurance tests ever made.
'Happiness'. Half an hour in, I realised 'shit, I really, really should not be watching this with parents lurking about the house'. So I stopped it. Two days later, I reembarked on this fucked up masterpiece.
To describe 'Happiness' in a word would be 'unhappy'. And to chuck a few more in: depressing, disgusting, disturbing, kind of funny and an all round uncomfortable experience. If I could not watch one movie with my family, this would be it. Like, literally, imagine sitting down and watching 'Happiness' at Christmas, or something. You would not survive. I barely survived as is. Visually, it's flat and plain, highlighting the dreariness of suburban life. This, also in contrast with some of the great over-saturated…
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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…