I’ve just watched Happiness recently. Mainly because I’m a big fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman (he’s my absolute favourite actor) and I’ve been trying to catch up on his movies. Alas, I was unable to finish all of his works before his untimely death. I remember I was watching The Master just the night before the news of his death came in.
Regarding Happiness, it featured several detailed character studies and paints an interesting portrait of suburban non-conformity. Everyone is seeking for happiness in the film but eventually, perhaps only the boy got it at the film’s end. Ironic but that’s the most important lesson you will learn in life; you don’t always get what you want.