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The Good Life (2007)

R  |   |  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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He's finally had enough. See more »

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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: You can tell that by looking at my palm?
Frances: I can tell that by looking at your face.
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References An Embarrassing Predicament (1914) See more »

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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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The new Donnie Darko?
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hell yes it's the new Donnie Dark, but the only problem is, it's a million times better. Mark Webber is unbelievable. UN-BE-LEIVABLE. I've been a fan of his since snow day. This movie is one of those movies in ten years every teenager will cite as being one of their favorite films. I guarantee that. I guarantee it. Jason Prayer (mark Webber's character) will be as famous as Donnie Darko. I attended the salt lake city screening of the movie and the crowd stood up and cheered when it was over. Steve Berra will be up there with any and every serious filmmaker that ever put an eye up to the camera. If you were looking for a new classic in modern day cinema and found the good life, I'd say you hit the jackpot. JP


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