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Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Blonde sur ordonnance  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$72,273 (USA) (21 March 2014)
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Judi Dench was originally going to narrate the movie before she dropped out and Jane Fonda was cast. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane Fonda: [narrating] Ya can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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Starting up
14 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you never start, you'll never finish. Makes sense, also if you don't break out, you'll stay imprisoned. Both those things do apply to our main hero here (played with much gusto by Sam Rockwell, whose presence alone elevates any and every movie). You also get Olivia Wilde who takes her last name literally ... well her character does.

For a "small" movie that is quite an impressive cast that assembles here and it does show on screen. There are a few things that might feel a bit cliché, but that can be attributed to once cynicism or the fact that one has watched too many movies (I'm mainly talking about myself here). But even through all this the movie has heart and does keep you guessing and rooting for the main (naive) guy ... Sam Rockwell can do that to you (the character he's playing).


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