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The Good Life (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 January 2007 (USA)
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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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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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Tad: See I know what I gave. But it ain't gonna save you. You fuck with me, your ass is history. Number one high school draft choice to a college of my choice. Everybody wants a piece of my voice, including all the women who get moist when I get on the field, bitch. I'll be playing football next year while you'll still be pumping gas right here. So keep your motherfucking change. You're gonna need it for your mamma, who's got mange.
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On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren
Performed by Bill Paxton
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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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