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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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$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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Jennifer Garner was originally cast as Elizabeth Roberts but had to drop out due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Olivia Wilde. See more »

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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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Some bright spots
18 March 2014 | by (San Francisco, Ca.) – See all my reviews

It takes a while to build some steam, but there are bright spots. The story doesn't make a great deal of sense, but the setting is beautiful and the story unfolds in an intimate way that got me invested in Sam Rockwell's character. Ray Liotta is a plus and Ron Heneghan is excellent as the police officer. Rockwell and Heneghan in the school classroom is a marvelous piece of writing and acting, perhaps the movie's best moment. Ken Howard adds some heft as the father-in-law, but Michele Monaghan is disappointing as Rockwell's wife. Her character is shallow and she never grabs the audience one way or the other. I found Jane Fonda's narration to be choppy, but Sam Rockwell is engaging and inspiring. Definitely worth seeing.


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