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'Happiness on Earth' proves difficult to appreciate
'Happiness on Earth' proves difficult to appreciate

Director Julián Hernández throws out the narrative rule book with his dreamy romantic drama "I Am Happiness on Earth." By turns sexy and exasperating, hypnotic and confusing, this Mexican import is an art film for the patient, adventurous and, let's be honest, forgiving. Although it often feels like an excuse for a bunch of hot young men to strip and roll around together, Hernández clearly has something deeper in mind. The director, who co-wrote the elliptical script with Ulises Pérez Mancilla, attempts to create a kind of movie within a movie as a brooding filmmaker named Emiliano (Hugo Catalán) imagines the world as he would like it to...