Happiness (1998) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Categorization

Black comedy.

Subject

Miserable assholes.

Commentary

A very rare combination of strong comedic writing and acting with absolute sincerity in the treatment of child sexual abuse. Still more rarely, the combination works. The comedy is not a side effect of shying away from the horror into irony; it is actually possible to have both without trivializing real horror or dishonouring real victims.

fiction moving picture