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Happiness [1998 film] by Todd Solondz
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Adams, Janesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, Dylansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boyle, Lara Flynnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, Philip Seymoursecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hope, Tedsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Winner by unanimous vote of the International Critics Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Todd Solondz's Happiness paints a broad portrait of contemporary suburbia and the demons that haunt it.

At its center are three sisters -- Joy, Trish, and Helen -- and the men in their lives: an unreliable boyfriend, a husband who is a therapist, and an anonymous starker, who turns out to be a neighbor. The most troubled of the men may be Bill, the therapist who is also Trish's husband, as he struggles with his desires for his son Billy's pubescent classmates. When the police begin to close in, everyone's lives -- and everyone's relationships -- are changed forever.

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A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection.

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