Plot – Joy Jordan lives in the house her parents have left her in New Jersey. The woman has just broken up with her boyfriend Andy and has started a relationship with one of her students, Vlad, a Russian immigrant. Joy has two sisters: Trish is a housewife, married with children, while Helene is a successful writer and a very emotionally unstable girl who begins to flirt with an anonymous telephone harasser who's actually her same neighbor, Allen, who in turn is desired by Kristina, another neighbor. The man vents all his problems with Bill, his analyst and Trish's husband, but Bill listens to him absently as he's thinking about his son Billy, who's approaching his first sexual impulses. One evening Allen dates Kristina and she confesses him she has killed and dismembered Pedro, the caretaker. Joy goes to Vlad's but there she meets another woman. Investigations then tighten around Bill and his family escapes. Six months later, the three sisters reunite with their parents in Florida and Billy announces triumphantly he has finally become a man.
All actors – Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Justin Elvin, Cynthia Stevenson, Lila Glantzman-Leib, Gerry Becker, Rufus Read, Louise Lasser, Ben Gazzarashow all
“Happiness” Quotes 10 quotes
“If only I had been raped as a child! Then I would know authenticity!”
“- Joe Grasso: What do you think would happen if I got him a professional... you know...
- Bill Maplewood: A professional?
- Joe Grasso: Hooker. You know, the kind that can teach things... first-timers, you know... break him in.
- Bill Maplewood: But Joe, he's 11.
- Joe Grasso: You're right, you're right. It's too late.”
“I wake up happy, feeling good... but then I get very depressed, because I'm living in reality.”
“I don't know I could ever really begin to talk to her. I mean what can I talk about? I have nothing to talk about, I'm boring. And that I know, I've been told before so don't tell me it's not true 'cause it's a fact. I bore the people. People look at me and they get bored, people listen to me and they zone out... bored.”
“- Helen Jordan: Anyway, so the police came and looked in her freezer and found baggies filled with the doorman's genitals.
- Mona Jordan: I use baggies.
- Joy Jordan: Me too.
- Helen Jordan: Everyone uses baggies, that's why we can all relate to this crime. Don't you see?”
“You think I don't appreciate art? You think I don't understand fashion? You think I'm not hip? You think I'm pathetic? A nerd? A lard-ass fat-so? You think I'm shit? Well, you're wrong, 'cause I'm champagne, and you're shit.”
“I'm so tired of being admired all the time. All these men I mean... they're all beautiful, artistic minds, great sex, the whole package, but hollow, you know what I mean? I feel nobody's really honest with me. Nobody wants me for me.”