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Better Living Through Chemistry -- A straight-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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Writers (WGA):
Geoff Moore (written by) &
David Posamentier (written by)
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Release Date:
14 March 2014 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Happiness has no formula.
Plot:
A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sam Rockwell ... Doug Varney

Olivia Wilde ... Elizabeth Roberts

Michelle Monaghan ... Kara Varney

Jane Fonda ... Jane Fonda

Ray Liotta ... Jack Roberts

Norbert Leo Butz ... Agent Andrew Carp

Ben Schwartz ... Noah

Ken Howard ... Walter Bishop

Jenn Harris ... Janet

Harrison Holzer ... Ethan Varney

Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Roth
Sonnie Brown ... Principal Song-Carmichael
Ron Heneghan ... Officer Willits

Ken Arnold ... Ed

Tracy McMullan ... Bree Bishop
Bethany Hoffman ... Miss D'Francesco
Wil Love ... Mr. Aanenson
Michael Shawn Montgomery ... Arnold Morello
Amanda Ellis ... Young Girl

Regen Wilson ... Brian

Shane Tunney ... Waiter
Richard Pelzman ... Rick Scruggs
Nasir Phillips ... Wise-Ass Boy
Jason Glass ... Hipster Teenager

Lee Ordeman ... Local Dad

Doug Roberts ... Bartender

Pete Rockwell ... Old Man Cyclist
Michael Eustace ... Boy in Classroom
Catherine Mann ... Girl in Classroom
Griffin Hogan ... David Chen
Tommy Lee ... Sensei
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Silvia Baldassini ... Dinner Date (uncredited)

Joe Barlam ... Race Fan (uncredited)
Nora Bauer ... Bike Race Supporter (uncredited)

Michael J. Begley ... Donald Zucker (uncredited)
Logan Bennett ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)

Michael Blumenstock ... Coroner (uncredited)
Adalia Braydon ... Eve (uncredited)
Ken Bulcroft ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Maria Cecile Callier ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)
Scot Cregan ... Galway Bay Irish Pub Patron (uncredited)

Greg Crowe ... Jerry Heller (uncredited)
Ali Dash ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Tour de Woodbury Spectator (uncredited)

Ethan Dobler ... Boy in Classroom (uncredited)

Barbara Edwards ... Bike Race Supporter (uncredited)

Brian Elder ... Bike Spectator (uncredited)

Dave Fairbanks ... Bike Race Fan (uncredited)

Eugenia Gonzales ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)

James A. Howard ... Tourist (uncredited)

Donald Imm ... Doctor Scrubs (uncredited)
Taylor James ... Bike Race Fan (uncredited)

Jaci Jones ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)

James Judice ... Bike Spectator (uncredited)

Michael J. Kraycik ... Pharmacy Customer (uncredited)
Elizabeth S. London ... Bike Race Supporter (uncredited)

Justin Mather ... Bike Race Fan (uncredited)

Patricia Mizen ... Pharmacy Shopper (uncredited)
Anita Moore ... Bike Racer (uncredited)

Tony Moore ... Race Spectator (uncredited)

Kelly L. Moran ... Bike Racer (uncredited)
Christopher Morrow ... Race Fan (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Bike Race Official (uncredited)
Peter Muggleworth ... Pharmacy Patron (uncredited)

Melissa Panos ... Tour de Woodbury Fan (uncredited)
Caleb Penrod ... Hot Guy #1 (uncredited)
Eulala Reynolds ... Tour de Woodbury Fan (uncredited)

Darla Robinson ... Mrs. Morello (uncredited)

Julisita Salcedo ... Bike Race Spectator (uncredited)
Richard Tovish ... Biker (uncredited)

Lauren White ... Kaye Tashman (uncredited)
Jesse Williams ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Broocks Willich ... Mrs. Heller (uncredited)

Directed by
Geoff Moore 
David Posamentier 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Geoff Moore (written by) &
David Posamentier (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brett .... executive producer
Keith Calder .... executive producer
Paul O. Davis .... co-producer
Anders Erden .... executive producer
Graeme Law .... executive producer
Felipe Marino .... producer
Richard Naing .... associate producer
Joe Neurauter .... producer
Kate Sharp .... associate producer
Tim Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Feltenstein 
John Nau 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Alberts 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Heidi Adams 
 
Costume Design by
Bic Owen 
 
Makeup Department
Satoko Ichinose .... hair department head
David Kalahiki .... makeup artist
Liz Lash .... makeup department head
Arielle Toelke .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nathaniel Smith .... post-production supervisor
Marina Stabile .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alfred Gundry .... second second assistant director (as Alfred 'Fred' Gundry)
Cory Johnson .... first assistant director
David Vogel .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ashley Brinegar .... art production assistant
Pavel Cantu .... storyboard artist
Nico Danks .... art production assistant
Courtney Dunn .... props assistant
Christie Jehn .... set dressing assistant
Kristine Kennedy .... on set dresser
Ted Lubonovich II .... construction coordinator
Logan Parks-Eskew .... set dresser
Mike Raybould .... leadman
Nathan Shifflette .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Matt Brailey .... foley artist
William Fitzgerald .... foley artist
Patrick Giraudi .... foley supervisor
Andy Hay .... sound designer
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... supervising sound editor
Lorenzo Millan .... sound mixer
Reece Miller .... foley artist
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound designer
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialogue editor
Paul Stanley .... adr supervisor
Yu-Ting Su .... foley mixer
Jake Valentine .... adr mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Tricia Pifer .... visual effects producer
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Ken Arnold .... stunts
Walker Babington .... stunt double: Sam Rockwell
Karen Carbone .... stunts
Rick Kain .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tanner Bayer .... generator operator
Eric Blair .... phantom camera coordinator
Troy Blischok .... first assistant camera
Jason Cleary .... first assistant camera
Jason Contino .... grip
Aaron Curtis .... electrician
William J. Gray .... still photographer
Edward Hohman .... key grip
Mike Kurec .... electrician
Joe Kurtz .... dolly grip
Damon Meledones .... digital imaging technician
Jonathan Moore .... grip
Shawn A. Mutchler .... second assistant camera
Timothy P. Reilly .... lighting technician
Jason Remeikis .... grip
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip: opening title sequence
Zak Seidman .... camera production assistant
Benjamin Semanoff .... camera operator: "a" camera
Benjamin Semanoff .... director of photography: second unit
Benjamin Semanoff .... steadicam operator
Wade Tyree .... best boy electric
Dave Wilkins .... best boy grip
Mike Wilson .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Michael Fredlund .... casting assistant
Scott Philip Goergens .... casting associate
Robert Neal Marshall .... casting assistant
Pat Moran .... casting
Adam Richards .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Antonelli .... costume supervisor
Kim Chewning .... key costumer
Breanne Hardwick .... wardrobe production assistant
Minerva Diann Savoy .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Karl Amdal .... title editor
Derek Drouin .... first assistant editor
Tony Dustin .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Gabe Hilfer .... music supervisor
Dane Leon .... music assistant
Jacob Nathan .... music coordinator
Chris Newlin .... music editor
Dana Nielsen .... score recorded and mixed by
 
Transportation Department
Rick Cochin .... transportation captain
Richard Cox .... driver
Steven R. Guglielmetti .... driver
Shawn Hull .... driver
Tony Wisnom .... driver
 
Other crew
Kyle 'New Coke' Deitz .... production assistant
Joe Achard .... set production assistant
Noor Ahmed .... production legal services
Ric Andersen .... stand-in
Charley Armstrong .... location manager
Justin Begnaud .... completion bond representative
Anna Brazinova .... head of administration: Prescience
Eric Brecka .... production assistant
Sean Bredbenner .... key production assistant
Jane Burka .... script supervisor
Eddy Challita .... stand-in
Jeff Currier .... production coordinator
Theresa Currier .... animal trainer
Caprice Ericson .... location scout
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Alex Foreman .... production assistant
Cynthia Garcia Walker .... production accountant
Julie Ann Garvey .... photo double
Nicholas Glekas .... production assistant
Jimmy Gribbin .... assistant to Mr. Rockwell
Jimmy Gribbin .... assistant to mr. rockwell
Ethan Hall .... animal trainer
Shannon Hunter .... production assistant
Amy Jamieson .... production assistant
Clare Kirby .... miscellaneous crew
Laurie Hunter .... first assistant accountant
Kyle Lyon .... production assistant
Tracey McCarrick .... miscellaneous crew
Allie Meyer .... production assistant
Elena Moscatt .... key craft services
Brandon Robey .... assistant to the directors
Brandon Robey .... directors' assistant
Omar Ahmed Said .... intern
Bridget Shaw .... assistant to Ms. Fonda
Anne Sheehan .... miscellaneous crew
Alexander Vogan .... assistant location manager
Amanda Wayman .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bonnie Bernstein .... very special thanks
Bryan Bordon .... very special thanks
Blue Ivy Carter .... very special thanks
Ben Dey .... very special thanks
Jake Gerbes .... special thanks
Jacqueline Holzer .... very special thanks
Brandt Joel .... very special thanks
Ryan Nelson .... special thanks
Peter Trihn .... very special thanks
Chris Weitz .... very special thanks
Kurt Woolner .... very special thanks
 

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Trivia:
Judi Dench was originally going to narrate the movie before she dropped out and Jane Fonda was cast.See more »
Quotes:
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Jane Fonda:[narrating] Ya can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good flick!, 2 June 2014
Author: jkt2006 from Planet Earth

Well, I enjoyed this one thoroughly. One, there was rarely a boring moment, it didn't give me enough time to ponder about what next? Two, the performances by both Sam and Olivia were convincing and enjoyable, especially Sam. Once in a while what one needs is pure entertainment(not nonsensical though!) and this one provides the right thrills and entertainment in one go. Olivia Wilde is exactly that, just wild in the movie and has a wonderful screen presence. The chemistry between the two is great too, and you wish they had more scenes together. I gave it a 7 for I had a good time watching it and would recommend it for an evening watch.

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