Happiness Runs

In Theatres: 
May 07, 2010
Running Time: 
88 Minutes

As I watched Happiness Runs I was reminded of two films that strike similar chords in their own right. The first is Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, a similarly designed story about a youth whose life is controlled by the mistakes of his parents who ultimately rebels and decides that the only way to be happy would be to leave his parents to their own devices. The second is the award winning but critically panned and box office success story Kids from director Larry Clark. What reminded me of Kids in this film was the complete lack of parental guidance, the depiction of children so young yet so consumed by the vices of much older humans, and the notion that you know no good will come of this.