over 5 years
Jane Adams' acting was great.
over 5 years
This is very dark comedy. Wide-eyed gasps of comedy.
over 6 years
very often those who apparently have it all, are as happy or miserable as those who don't
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.
Trish Maplewood (Cynthia Stevenson), the eldest sister, is an upper middle class housewife happily married to psychiatrist Bill Maplewood (Dylan Baker) and has two children. Caught in a dying marriage, she attempts to reassure her purpose by both constantly questioning Joy's happiness and diligently following her allotted house-wife duties. Trish is seen as a typical house-wife who has structured her life around her family and her husband's finances. She is seen more as a hidden wreck diligently trying to keep her life, family, and friends...