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Happiness (1998)
12. Jan 2004 at 19:44
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I searched the forum and couldn't find anything about this. Has anybody here seen it? It's directed by Todd Solondz, who also made Welcome to the Dollhouse, and is, in part, about a father who lusts after his young son's friends. Stars Lara Flynn Boyle and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Reply #1 - 13. Jan 2004 at 01:14
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I've seen it.  I think others here have mentined it here before, but that might have been a few forum crashes ago.   Undecided

Personally, I thought it was a pretty well-made film, but it was also pretty depressing to me.  Everyone seemed to have sexual hangups in it, and the idea of that guy drugging a boy so he could have sex with him really creeped me out.  Any non-consensual sex would be wrong, and I don't think that movie glorified it.

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Reply #2 - 13. Jan 2004 at 07:28
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I've seen the movie a few times. It's been shown on Pay TV here for a few months. The movie is pretty good and could best be described as a very dark comedy/satire.

I made a number of captures from the movie which can be seen in the gallery on this profile page:
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Reply #3 - 13. Jan 2004 at 19:33
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Rufus Read

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You can see him also in "Double Parked"
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Reply #4 - 16. Jan 2015 at 21:43
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Smiley I have seen this evening this interessing  américan movie. Rufus READ have a very good  and moving play in part of Billy MAPLEWOOD. My movie rating is 7/10.



  
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Reply #5 - 17. Jan 2015 at 16:05
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There is a sequel, Life During Wartime (2009) where the pedophile is released from prison, and his former wife and his sons try to decide how to relate to him.  (Comparing him to their "normal" step-dad.)  Has the younger Chris Marquette in the Rufus Read role.
  
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