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Money Buys Happiness (1999)

R  |   |  Drama  |  October 1999 (USA)
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A married Seattle couple struggle in their relationship as they approach the millennium, each looking for new directions in their life. He dreams of shedding all material worth and going on... See full summary »

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Jeff Weatherford ...
Money
John Holyoke ...
Peter
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Jane
Catherine Sutherland ...
Carla (as Cathy Sutherland)
Michael Chick ...
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A married Seattle couple struggle in their relationship as they approach the millennium, each looking for new directions in their life. He dreams of shedding all material worth and going on a spiritual awakening. She wants a new relationship with an old lover who wrote her a love note years ago. When a male friend commits suicide, he leaves all of his belongings to his friends. The two choose a piano from his possessions, which comes to represent the couple's relationship as he pushes the piano 50 blocks across the city to their home. In all, the film examines a destructive relationship that struggles with even the simplest decisions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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When mid-life crisis hits you in the head like a piano

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This is the film _American Beauty_ would have been if. . ..
18 June 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

they'd had the cohones to put in a real female character. It isn't particularly about a destructive relationship (as the summary says): it's about the way a relationship can crystallise the conflict between idealism and attachment to worldly things. It has some wonderful visual jokes. Likely to appeal to those who love: Seattle in the summer, _Love in the Time of Cholera_, Monty Python, Tom Stoppard.


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