Movies that are slightly off.
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…
- verhaal over drie zussen
- zus 1 heeft zwart haar en is verwaand
- zus 2 heeft bruin haar en is jong en naïef, eerste date pleegt zelfmoord, tweede date is rus die stereo en gitaar pikt en om geld vraagt
- zus 3 is blond en is getrouwd met psycholoog die kinderverkrachter is
- ouders gaan scheiden omdat papa niets meer voelt
Comedies just don't get darker than this. There's a subplot here which some may say is in poor taste but all must agree is an example of truly fearless film making.
Do I like this movie? I don't know. Was it a good movie? I'm not sure. Was it well done? Maybe?
I just don't know. We just don't know. Certainly, it delivered on what I expected to be watching, and the acting was good. What emotions did I leave this film with? Did I feel dirty? Did I feel superior? No. I'm not quite sure what I felt.
Is this movie worth watching? For me, yes. Would I watch it again? I guess so, because I am a trashperson.
Even taking into account Solondz’s coy distance between himself and his audience, I often found myself irate with the film’s effortless bleakness, especially with characters that are too painfully human to laugh off entirely. With some time, I came to my senses – ‘Happiness’ is a courageous and necessary film, especially for its time.
I first watched this movie with my ex-boyfriend when I was 18, and I don't know I how I forgot how absolutely brilliant and fucked up it is. These characters and their lives are so seemingly normal, so regular...that to see them disintegrating in their private lives is somehow sickeningly comforting. It's like watching the condescending yuppie moms I serve brunch to crumble. Highly, highly recommended.
i can't believe the dog licked it up
End my suffering. This is the movie no one needed, yet it's the one we deserve.
This movie touched me kind of in the disturbing way that Mr. Maplethorpe touched those kids.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…