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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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Agent Andrew Carp
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Noah
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Walter Bishop
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Janet
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Bree Bishop
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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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Comedy | Drama

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14 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blonde sur ordonnance  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$72,273 (USA) (21 March 2014)
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Ben Schwartz and Jane Fonda previously starred together in "This is where I leave you". 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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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) See more »

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Written by RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard
Performed by 'El Michels Affair'
Courtesy of Fat Beats Records
Under license from Fat Beats Records
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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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