Saturday, December 20, 2008


sadness = happiness

i really like todd solondz films. i am not totally sure why, but they seem to be very real in a totally unreal kind of way. happiness is a pitch black comedy about people and their perversions, struggle to find happiness, and love. the ensemble cast is amazing, and even with the very disturbing subject matter the characters still are seen as very human and 'likable'. it is pretty hard to watch billy talk to his pedophile dad about masturbation and cock size, but somehow todd solondz pulls it off and makes it work.

jon lovitz of all people gives a KNOCKOUT performance as joy's ex-boyfriend. seriously, i never thought of him as an actor. but he is amazing in the opening scene in my opinion.

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