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The Good Life (1996)

La buena vida (original title)
This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to ... See full summary »

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David Trueba

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David Trueba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramallo Fernando Ramallo ... Tristán
Lucía Jiménez ... Lucía
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca ... Abuelo
Isabel Otero Isabel Otero ... Isabelle
Joel Joan ... Claudio
Vicky Peña ... Madre
Jordi Bosch Jordi Bosch ... Padre
Alma Rosa Castellanos Alma Rosa Castellanos ... Marilyn Arena
Muntsa Alcañiz ... Tía Carmen
Orestes Gas Orestes Gas ... Antón
Robert Jeantal Robert Jeantal ... Don Pascual
Eloi Yebra Eloi Yebra ... Félix
Jesús Bonilla ... Asistente social
Ramón Barea ... Psicólogo
Alicia Hermida ... Flora
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This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away on holiday). Things don't quite go to plan when, at the crucial moment, the phone rings to tell him his parents have been killed in a car crash. From then, he is on his own and in control of his destiny, or at least he thinks so. Written by <alanj@pcug.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

13 December 1996 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quisiera amarte menos
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The Good Life (La Buena Vida)
6 June 2013 | by fellini_58701See all my reviews

Despite thee good intentions of "the Good Life" a coming of age film a about teenage a boy who's parents get killed on there second honeymoon trip to Paris is left alone living with his Granpa at the same time dealing with his puberty and sexual awakening with a crush on his cousin and teacher. I felt the movie was over rated and did not find myself caring or interested in any of these character except for the Grandfather wonderfully played by Luis Cuenca the only character i liked and enjoyed watching the rest of the characters especially the lead Fernando Ramallo did less to impress with there performance. I film in my opinion did not deserve the Special Jury prize at 1997 Karlovy Vary film festival.


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