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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.


(as Steve Berra)


(as Steve Berra)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana (as Drea De Matteo)
Chris Basher ...
Bus Passenger
Michael Baxter ...
Michelle Boulet ...
Friend #1
Cory Cassidy ...
Tad's Friend


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

20 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Хорошая жизнь  »

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Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Do It Again
Written by George Gershwin and Buddy G. DeSylva (as Buddy DeSylva)
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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