'Mr. Happy' Film Analysis
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Trigger Warning: Attempted suicide, murder.
On March 20, 2015, VICE uploaded Mr. Happy to their YouTube channel (which makes this analysis over four years late). The film stars Chance the Rapper, who plays Victor Bennett, a man that wants to kill himself, but can’t seem to do it. Ironically, in order to cure his unhappiness, Victor contacts Mr. Happy, a service that offers an easy way for one to arrange their murder. In fact, the film is absolutely full of ironies.
The film establishes Victor as...