Set in the suburbs of New Jersey, this darkly comic, unsettling feature follows the lives of the Jordan sisters — perky, wannabe-musician Joy, cheery housewife and mother of three Trish, and sultry, sophisticated poet Helen — after a failed date brings a curse upon their family.
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This is the kind of film you do not wanna admit you've seen. It's not a film you'd wanna see again nor watch it munching your popcorn with your friends. It is for people who are interested in the power of filmmaking and Solondz's exploration of sexual taboos to spark dialogues pertaining to modern society in a form of a mockery.
Scathing viewing by arch-sceptic of society, Todd Solondz. The macabre humour juxtaposed with harrowing scenes of suburban decay leave the sourest of tastes. Caution: definitely do not watch for the sake of entertainment, and don't come out of the screening expecting a positive view of humanity.
The saddest, angriest, most unsettling and most despairing film I have seen in some time. And yet, I have not seen a better film about interconnected lives. These characters are all emotionally damaged beyond repair and are willing to sink into the lowest depths of human nature to achieve happiness.