Happiness Therapy Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.70/10 from 739000 votes
Tags: bipolar disorder, adulterous wife, young widow, psychiatrist
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

El lado bueno de las cosas

Title in Português:

Guia para um Final Feliz


Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight-month court ordered stint.

The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Nikki has since left him and has received a restraining order against him. Although he is on medication (which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel) and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. feels like he can manage on the outside solely by healthy living and looking for the "silver linings" in his life.

His goals are to get his old job back as a substitute teacher, but more importantly reunite with Nikki. He finds there are certain instances where he doesn't cope well; however, no less so than some others who have never been institutionalized, such as his Philadelphia Eagles obsessed father who has resorted to being a bookie to earn a living, his best friend Ronnie who quietly seethes over the control wielded by his wife Veronica, and Veronica's widowed sister, Tiffany Maxwell, a girl with problems of her own.

In their fragile mental states, Pat Jr. and Tiffany embark on a love/hate friendship based primarily on what help the other can provide in achieving their individual goals. But they may reevaluate their goals as their relationship progresses.

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Play Title Artist
Happiness Therapy
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder: Writer
Stevie Wonder: Performer
Always Alright
Zac Cockrell: Writer
Alabama Shakes: Performer
Rain in My Eyes
Joan Shaw: Writer
Joan Shaw: Performer
Hard to Find
William Kimball: Writer
William Kimball: Performer
What Is and What Should Never Be
Led Zeppelin: Performer
Jimmy Page: Writer
Joe Newman: Writer
Alt-J: Performer
Unsquare Dance
Dave Brubeck: Writer
The Moon of Manakoora
Frank Loesser: Writer
Les Paul: Performer
Monster Mash
Leonard L. Capizzi: Writer
CrabCorps: Performer
Goodnight Moon
Duke McVinnie: Writer
Ambrosia Parsley: Performer
Now I'm a Fool
Josh Homme: Writer
Eagles of Death Metal: Performer
Girl from the North Country
Bob Dylan: Writer
Bob Dylan: Performer
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Stevie Wonder: Writer
Stevie Wonder: Performer
Silver Lining
Jessie J: Performer
Diane Warren: Writer
Kyle Townsend: Produced
Hello Operator
The White Stripes: Performer
Jack White: Writer
Hey Big Brother
Dino Fekaris: Writer
Rare Earth: Performer
Willie Willie
Will Schaefer: Writer
Street Cadence
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frank Sinatra: Performer
Ralph Blane: Writer
Amore A Forza
Piero Piccioni: Writer
Piero Piccioni: Performer
Popeye's Clog
Evan Lurie: Writer
Evan Lurie: Performer
Tomaz Di Cunto: Writer
Tomaz Di Cunto: Performer
Cesaroni's Tango
Andrea Guerra: Writer
Andrea Guerra: Performer
Devil Tango
Fell In Love With A Girl
Hustle and Cuss
Brahms's Lullaby

User reviews

John King

On the other hand, some tracks in the soundtrack feel a bit cliché and predictable, failing to bring anything new or unique to the storytelling. While the music generally complements the mood of the film, there are moments where it feels like a missed opportunity to elevate the scenes to a higher emotional resonance.

William Brown

The soundtrack seamlessly blends popular hits with lesser-known gems, creating a unique and memorable musical experience.

Stephanie Nelson

The song choices are eclectic and diverse, reflecting the complexity of the characters' inner struggles and personal growth.

Karen Hill

Secondly, I felt that the soundtrack lacked cohesion and seemed disjointed at times. It was as if the music was randomly selected without a clear vision or direction, resulting in a jarring listening experience that detracted from the overall enjoyment of the film.

Mary Garcia

The soundtrack of Happiness Therapy perfectly captures the emotional journey of the characters, enhancing the storytelling.

Paul Martin

The use of music to convey the characters' emotions is masterfully done, creating a deep connection between the audience and the story.

Timothy Harris

The music in Happiness Therapy adds depth and layers to the narrative, making the film more engaging and immersive.

Mark Smith

The soundtrack of Happiness Therapy adds depth and emotion to the unfolding story of interconnected lives struggling with mental health issues. The music selection effectively captures the turbulent emotions of the characters, enhancing the audience's connection to their journeys.

Deborah Taylor

Each song in the soundtrack feels carefully selected to evoke specific moods and enhance the atmosphere of the scenes.

Thomas Lewis

The soundtrack effectively mirrors the characters' internal conflicts and external challenges, adding depth to their development.

Nancy White

First of all, I found the soundtrack of Happiness Therapy to be quite uninspiring. The music failed to evoke any emotions or enhance the scenes in a meaningful way. It felt like a missed opportunity to elevate the storytelling through the power of music.

Kenneth Hill

Overall, the musical choices in Happiness Therapy contribute significantly to the film's overall impact and emotional resonance.