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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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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.

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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 »


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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Jason: [reading a note from his father] Jason, the brain has enough oxygen to support full awareness for 10 to 15 seconds after the heart is destroyed. Go for the head. A lifetime full of pain, who needs 10 to 15 seconds more.
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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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