by Todd Solondz
Winner by unanimous vote of the International Critics Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Todd Solondz's Happiness paints a broad portrait of contemporary suburbia and the demons that haunt it.At its center are three sisters -- Joy, Trish, and Helen -- and the men in their lives: an unreliable boyfriend, a husband who is a therapist, and an anonymous starker, who turns...more
Published October 1st 1998 by Faber & Faber
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Kind of shallow and Serial-esque. That kind of faux Newhart, Bob and Ray stuff that the Coen brothers are perenially skirting the edge of (when they skirt it). Actually the best part was probably the intro by one (and only) Eytan Mirsky. I guess I shall see the film next to see what they made of it. But poseur parodists are generally not my cup of tea (although I am of course quite the little wiseass).
Todd Solondz is an American independent film screenwriter and director known for his style of dark, thought-provoking, socially conscious satire. Solondz has been critically acclaimed for his examination of the "dark underbelly of middle class American suburbia," a reflection of his own background in New JerseyMore about Todd Solondz...