This strident exposé may gladden the hearts of some anti-'60s conservatives, but it is a shapeless mess steeped in prurience.
May 19, 2010
Happiness Runs wears its air-quote truth like a protective cloak, to fend off dismissals of its narrative inadequacies: after all, if it's based on a true story, how could it not be infused with hidden profundity?
O.K., life without structure or purpose leads to disillusionment and angst, but we knew that already. I'll be darned if I know what deeper lesson we're supposed to learn after suffering through 88 minutes of misery.
Moving Pictures Magazine
May 17, 2010
Sherman's macabre dream-fueled imagery elevates the material from solely navel-gazing, but only slightly.