Happiness (1998)
Unusual, controversial, provocative. Aptly measures the distance between embarrassing, emotionally flawed, and terrifying humans awkwardly unable to reach each other. Depressing and revolting, yet funny in a gross way.
A genuinely unhappy movie that deserves its place in the book.


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5 Responses to 533

  1. Oh come on! It’s not g-e-n-u-i-n-l-e-y unhappy! The dad replies "I’d jerk off instead." (a beautiful moment, no?)And the end scene… when he finally… yeah. That’s happiness! 😀

  2. nicolas krizan says:

    Both your examples are g-e-n-u-i-n-e-l-y funny ;-)The dad doesn’t seem very happy, though, and the son is more… relieved, or something. But the dog is probably very happy indeed!

  3. Den indirekta skaparen av denna blogg says:

    I don´t actually now what is more gross; the honest but extremly wierd and awkward "I´d jerk off instead"-answer, or that in the end everyone´s biggest dream still is to get themselves a partner despite the fact that their last partners ruined their life. All just because they are all so miserable on their own. Except maybe for the boy, but you dont even wanna think about what´s gonna happen with him in a few years.

  4. nicolas krizan says:

    I got so caught up in the »lack of communication« theme that I didn’t even ponder the »unhealthy partnerhunting rather than unhealthy loneliness« angle. Good thinking!

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