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Todd Solondz

"Happiness" (also known as "Happiness - Felicità", "Todd Solondz's Untitled") is a Drama/Comedy film directed by Todd Solondz, released on October 09 of 1998 in the USA , starring Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle and Justin Elvin.

Who is the director of "Happiness":

Happiness was directed by Todd Solondz, an American writer, director, actor, and producer.

Before directing Happiness, Todd Solondz had directed Welcome to the Dollhouse, released in 1995. Since, he directed Life During Wartime, released in 2009, Dark Horse (2011).

What was the release date of "Happiness":

Happiness was initially released on Friday, October 09, 1998, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, October 09, 1998 are Dark Harbor (dir. Adam Coleman Howard), Legacy (dir. T.J. Scott), Holy Man (dir. Stephen Herek), and Rushmore (dir. Wes Anderson). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, April 16, 1999 in the United Kingdom; Tuesday, September 15, 1998 in Canada; Friday, May 15, 1998 in France; Thursday, March 18, 1999 in Germany; Friday, January 29, 1999 in Italy; Monday, November 30, 1998 in Spain; Monday, March 22, 1999 in Australia and on Saturday, July 15, 2000 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Happiness":

At the casting of Happiness we find Jane Adams, previously seen in Father of the Bride Part II (1995) and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994); Jon Lovitz (Matilda (1996), The Great White Hype (1996)); Philip Seymour Hoffman (Next Stop Wonderland (1998), Montana (1998)) [ more... ]

  • Douglas McGrath and Dylan Baker, Gerry Becker also appeared together in Celebrity, released in 1998.
  • Arthur J. Nascarella and Douglas McGrath also appeared together in Solitary Man, released in 2009.
  • Camryn Manheim and Dylan Baker also appeared in The Laramie Project, released in 2002.

What is the Storyline of "Happiness":

Trish Maplewood, the eldest Jordan sister, is an upper middle class housewife happily married to psychiatrist Bill Maplewood and has three children. Unbeknownst to Trish, however, Bill is a pedophile. He develops an obsession with 11-year-old Johnny Grasso, a classmate of his son, Billy. When Johnny comes for a sleepover, Bill drugs Johnny and then sodomizes him while he is unconscious. Later, he learns that another boy, Ronald Farber, is home alone while his parents are away in Europe. Under the guise of [...]

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