... movie reviews
mon 2005-feb-14 14:09:19 pst
Saturday night we watched Happiness,
another film about screwed-up people. It was somewhat disturbing, but
really, watching it right after La Pianiste, it was downright
It follows a number of characters, all of whom are, well, a little
weird in one way or another... None of them are really portrayed all
that sympathetically, in the sense that we never really feel we can
relate to any of them (though certainly some even less than others).
But I thought they all felt very real, very believable, so that even
the more extreme events that were described seemed quite plausible.
The cast is all great, but I especially enjoyed Philip Seymour Hoffman
and Jane Adams' performances. The story is engaging and the
conclusion is much more satisfying than La Pianiste, though
granted that didn't take much.