Synopsis: Happiness is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, that portrays the lives of three sisters, their families and those around them. The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for "its bold tracking of controversial contemporary themes, richly-layered subtext, and remarkable fluidity of visual style," and the cast received the National Board of Review award for best ensemble performance. The film spawned the pseudo-sequel Life During Wartime which premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Trimark Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations.
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134 min


ALLEN talks to his psychiatrist, BILL MAPLEWOOD.


�I dunno, but whenever I see her

I just want to�you know�I want to

undress her, I want to tie her up

and pump her pump pump pump till

she screams bloody murder. And then

I want to flip her ass over and

pump her even more and so hard my

dick shoots right through her and

so that my come squirts out of

her mouth� Not that I could ever

actually�do that� Oh, if only she

knew how I felt, how deep down I

really cared for her, respected her,

she would love me back. Maybe.

But she hardly even knows I exist.

I mean, she knows I exist � we are

neighbors, we smile politely

at each other� But I don't know

how I could ever begin to really

talk to her, what can I talk about?

I have nothing to talk about.

I'm boring. I know. I've been told

before, so don't tell me it's not

true. 'Cause it's a fact. I bore

people. People look at me and they

get bored. They listen to me and

they zone out, bored� And for her

to see how boring I am�no, no, no�

It's better I say nothing� and hope�

though right now, I have to say,

if I were to suddenly jump out of

my window, she wouldn't care. I mean,

she'd care, of course, she'd care,

I mean, she is human, but I mean

she'd care the way you care about a

stranger you read about in the paper

that jumps in front of a running

subway train, a stranger whose name

you're never sure how to pronounce,

if it's even printed. I'd be an

anectode�maybe. But you know what

I'm going to do? When I see her

next time, as soon as I see her,

I'm just going to tell her�tell her

I find her�attractive. And that'll

be that. Then�then we'll see�


HELEN parks, gets out of her car, walks towards the

apartment building entrance.


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Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz (born October 15, 1959) 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 Jersey.[1] His work includes Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Happiness (1998), Storytelling (2001), Palindromes (2004), Life During Wartime (2009), and Dark Horse (2012). more…

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