Todd Solondz recently found a financial backer for his next film, a semi-sequel to his 1998 film Happiness. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Who? What? Where am I? You’re not my real father.” But bear with me. I’ve included a couple clips from Happiness so you know what we’re dealing with. It’s one of the creepiest, weirdest, funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the sweaty pervert who makes obscene phone calls is one of the finest performances in all of cinema.
Solondz wrote the screenplay, which revolves around a group of struggling individuals. struggling to find a place for themselves in an unpredictable and volatile world. The narrative is told through a series of intersecting love stories.; the past haunts the present and imperils the future: ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console.
The project has been incubating for years, with Emma Thompson, Demi Moore and Paul Reubens rumored to be attached. “Happiness,” which featured themes of child molestation and rape, initially received an NC-17 from the MPAA board but was eventually released unrated. [Variety]
An NC-17 rape and molestation movie with Peewee Herman in it. I just came.