Overall Rank: 3332
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 76
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/1998
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Todd Solondz
Actors: Dylan Baker, Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Lara Flynn Boyle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Camryn Manheim
Plot: Follows three middle-class families lives as they go through the struggles of sex, acceptance and the general pursuit of happiness.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019
The second film from director Todd Solondz is a little harder to take in than his debut feature "Welcome to the Dollhouse," but this interwoven ensemble slice-of-life is shockingly sincere.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/28/2012
A film depending on your taste. Lacks the appropriate character build-up to make the figures likable Despite the flawed individuals in which portrayed well by the artists, the direction and pace for this reviewers taste is different from the rest of the raters. Not a single scenes was funny and the soundtrack was uninviting. Dull, dark, unfunny though well acted. Happiness is a story of three families with certain pleasures with various struggles. With these themes, other films have been more entertaining than this dreary film. It lost this critics interest before it ended, which is a rarity.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/12/2012
A collection of loosely connected suburbanites come come to terms with their own flaws and failings in their quest for elusive "happiness". Todd Solondz's tragi-comedy no doubt met with shock and outrage from the moral majority and it is hard not to suspect that he was deliberately baiting the religious right with material that is so close to the knuckle. These characters suffer rejection, isolation, insecurity and sexual frustration at the hands of their peers and even when handed their fantasies, the result is nothing less than crushing disappointment. His attitude appears to be that social awkwardness begins at the age of 11 and continues into old age and we all seem utterly powerless to do anything about it; we're born, we're miserable and we die. A lot of us will find it hard to …
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