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Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 March 2014 (USA)
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A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.

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A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. Written by Occupant Films

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Happiness has no formula.

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Better Living Through Chemistry  »

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$5,337 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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$72,273 (USA) (21 March 2014)
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Jeremy Renner was originally cast in the lead role but due to his busy schedule, he had to drop out and was replaced by Sam Rockwell. See more »

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Doug Varney: Most girls don't always go for honest and sweet.
Elizabeth Roberts: Girls don't, but women do.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) See more »

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Is life better through chemistry?
16 March 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a suburban pharmacist undergoing a midlife crisis. His life spirals out of control when he meets a beautiful female customer.

"Better Living Through Chemistry" spends an adequate amount of time building up a picture of Douglas' the unpleasant life. He is constantly undermined by his loved ones, and it does not feel great to be him. I feel for him, and I think Sam Rockwell does well in making me care for his character. Douglas' life changes quickly after Elizabeth arrives, some for the better and some for the worse. There is much food for thought, especially whether life is better through chemistry. The build up of the policeman plus DEA agent encounter is well done as well! It really got the character and me as well. I enjoy watching "Better Living Through Chemistry" a lot, as it gives people bits to chew on, reflecting on their own lives.


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