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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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A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't. See more »

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Jason: I hope to leave here someday... but like the snowflakes trapped inside a snow globe, I wasn't going anywhere.
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Written and Performed by Orenda Fink
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A very good film
25 March 2007 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

I saw this one at the AFI Dallas festival..The story of a young guy who has a very bad family environment, a medical condition and an attitude toward football, all of which serve to alienate him from his surroundings. He works at a gas station and helps out at an old movie theater. He tries to keep the bills paid at home, where he lives with his mother, but he doesn't always succeed. Stephen Berra, a pro skateboarder writes and directs, and from what he said after the movie, you'll be seeing more of his work. Mark Webber (Jesus' Son, Broken Flowers) stars with Zooey Deschanel (Trillian in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Harry Dean Stanton and Bill Paxton. Webber is very real and sympathetic and Zooey does a good job as the almost angelic and quite strange Frances. A moving, intimate film.


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