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USA 2001, 88 minutes
Dir. Todd Solondz
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Drama, Comedy / Black Comedy, Controversy


Aroview: Continuing to plumb the depths of controversy, the dir. of HAPPINESS tells more stories of the depressed and cruel inhabitants of American suburbia, laying on a thick black humour that tends to either satiate or alienate. Dividing his film into ‘Fiction’ and ‘Non-fiction’ halves, Solondz opens with the power-struggles inside a class of creative-writing hopefuls, before following a documentary-maker who has turned to exploiting his chosen subjects: an argumentative Jewish family. Apparently a reflection on his own creative preferences for taboo, non-PC subject-matter.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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