May 11, 2016

Happiness (1998)

The title is meant to be ironic, since the people in this film are anything but happy. It's a film about real people; real dysfunctinal people. The performances are outstanding, oftentimes touching. I was reminded of Neil LaBute directing 'In the Company of Men' and 'Your Friends and Neighbors'.
This is a daring film and goes places most films will never go. Keep in mind it's not rated and isn't a film for everyone. Nothing is really shown, just understood. The humor is dark, as is much of the content. You won't leave the film feeling depressed, but you may not feel excited either. This is a film to ponder over as you go about your business over the next few days.

Rating: B

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