No, it's not a wonderful life, and the world can be an awful place: A sinkhole brimming with loneliness, cruelty, depravity and human monsters who prey on small children. The world, that is, according to director Todd Solondz (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE), whose blistering, brilliantly transgressive satire is sure to rattle even the most jaded filmgoer. It's also a remarkably compassionate profile of American life at its most desperate. At the center of the sprawling, multicharacter story are three New Jersey sisters: Joy, single, doomed to bad
dates and an unfulfilling job, suspects the world's hostility is focused entirely on her and isn't entirely wrong. Helen (Lara...