This appears to be the rare sequel with no original cast members that doesn't look awful...
I haven't yet seen a film by Solondz, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing "Happiness" in the near future.
It's a tough film, but well worth a watch.
Happiness is brilliant, if bizarrely non-PC and hilariously traumatic. Not for anyone with a weak stomach, but worth it if you can stand it. The sequel looks great, I can't wait to see it.