If I could sue a movie for false advertising, I’d sue this one…Happiness, is not about happiness at all. It’s about failed relationships, loneliness and sexual deviancy. It’s about not getting what you crave, and when you do, it turning out to be a pile of dirt, instead of the pile of gold you were hoping for.
Mr. Solondz seminal work is incredibly well acted, beautifully shot, making very good use of colours to set the mood and the tone of the scenes, and it manages to portray bad people, with dispicable sexual preverences, as normal human beings, who have some serious issues to deal with.
A good movie. Honestly. Go see. Off you go.