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The Good Life (2007)

A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in.

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A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in.

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He's finally had enough. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

20 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Viata cea buna  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Drea de Matteo and Donal Logue portray a couple in this movie. They both would go on to play characters on FX's Sons of Anarchy. However, they share no scenes. See more »

Quotes

Jason: My dad once told me that the people I meet will never care more about who I am than they will about what I look like. And because I look the way I do, people may never care about me at all.
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Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Parade
Written by Dustin O'Halloran
Performed by Nicole Simone
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not as powerful as it could be ....
9 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is about a small town and how life sucks for almost everyone. And we see a depiction of the various coping mechanisms - taking it with humor, the dire situation fueling aggression, escapism, acceptance and resilience. It's quite an interesting theme. Unfortunately the comparison between the different ways of handling life falls short and the focus lying solely on Webber's and Deschanel's character makes the movie one sided and weakens the whole premise. This and the attempt to give the movie a melancholic undertone makes it rather boring to watch. With less stereotyping of the other characters and a more in depth portrayal of them could have made the movie a really good one.

Overall: It's not bad and definitely worth watching on a lazy Sunday - it just doesn't live up to it's potential.


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