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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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20 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Хорошая жизнь  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Frances: I lied to you when I said I'd never lie to you again. I'm not even supposed to be here. They just gave me some time off, so I could - visit.
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Connections

References His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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This movie tries way too hard
29 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie compared to Donnie Darko several times, most recently in another comment here on IMDb, however, they're nothing alike. Donnie Darko is a beautiful, thought-provoking film, while this movie just falls flat. It tries so very hard to be deep and depressing, that it ends up almost a parody of itself. The quasi-philosophical mumblings of the main character sound like they where stolen from a manga and none of the characters seem even remotely like actual people.

My advice, watch "The Go-Getter" instead. It too has a young man who's lost both a parent and his way, it too has Zooey Deschanel, and unlike The Good Life, it has humor and it doesn't try to be something it's not.


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