Happiness Runs (2010)
May 7, 2010 (NY)
May 14, 2010 (LA)
A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls "running." Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all their worldly possessions.
Victor's childhood love, Becky, returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions...
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Communes are an absolute blast. After all, you can run around without consequence, doing whatever your heart desires. Beautiful women run wild, willing to shed their clothes at the drop of a pin. It's perfectly acceptable, even expected, to sleep with a different woman each night. Drugs and alcohol are available at all times. So I just don't understand why Victor, the protagonist in the new Adam Sherman drama Happiness Runs
, is so down about his life there. It seems to perfect... I really don't see a downside. He must just be young, a rebellious soul. Your dad tells you to have sex with a different woman every night? Disobey him! The girl you're in love with likes to sleep around? Let her - if she does it, so can you! Your mom is hording all your money and giving it away to the commune's hippie cult leader? There's no reason to complain. Teenagers these days. Full movie review »