Happiness
1998
*****
Director: Todd Solondz
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jane Adams, Dylan Baker

Humour doesn’t come much blacker than in Todd Solondz’s highly original collection of intertwining lives that revolves around three sisters. The deeply troubled but wonderfully three-dimensional characters include a gullible young woman and a loving father who is a pedophile. The cast is great. Life During Wartime, a sequel of sorts, brings back the same characters with a different cast.