Happiness (1998)
Genre: Dark Comedy | Drama
Country: USA | Director: Todd Solondz
Language: English | Subtitles: English, French
& Spanish (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 140mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 718×393 – 23.976fps – 1.66gb

A woman breaks up with her boyfriend, he thinks it’s because he’s fat. A man is unable to tell her next door neighbor he finds her sexually attractive. An old couple wants to split up, but they don’t want to get a divorce. A therapist masturbates to teen magazines. An 11 year old kid is insecure about the fact that he hasn’t cum yet. Office workers try to recall the face of a coworker who recently died. A woman is sure she has everything she could ever want. The lives of these individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Probably one of the most unconfortable movies ever made, Happiness is still an amazingly well crafted dark comedy with plenty of laughs and memorable moments. The super clean, steady cinematography with the bright/boring colors of the american suburbs works wonders to create the right tone for these depressing characters, with very few likeable ones that you can’t connect to. It’s not asking you to sympathize with these sexual perverts but by giving them some sort of humanization even on excruciating moments, is what sets it apart from all it’s peers, never giving you an easy answer in the process.


Happiness (1998)