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Happiness

(1998)
Not Rated In Theaters 10/11/1998 , 139min.
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New York Daily News
Masterful. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
An aching roundelay, a triumphantly benumbed ensemble farce that mingles condescension and compassion in a manner that's disarmingly--and often upsettingly--original. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
The aftertaste of that father-son scene is so strong, so disturbing, that the riches of Happiness -- its writing, its performances, its trenchant wit -- all seem a bit diminished in the bargain. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
It has taken only two films, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and now Happiness, for Todd Solondz to establish his as one of the most lacerating, funny and distinctive voices in American film. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Where Happiness shines, however, is in the series of extraordinary performances given by the members of the diverse ensemble cast. Leading the group is Dylan Baker, whose turn as Bill is astounding. Full Review

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