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The Good Life (2007)

A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in.

Director:

Stephen Berra (as Steve Berra)

Writer:

Stephen Berra (as Steve Berra)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Webber ... Jason Prayer
Zooey Deschanel ... Frances
Harry Dean Stanton ... Gus
Bill Paxton ... Robbie
Chris Klein ... Tad Tokas
Patrick Fugit ... Andrew
Drea de Matteo ... Dana (as Drea De Matteo)
Bruce McGill ... Frank Jones
Donal Logue ... Daryll
Deborah Rush ... Diane
Chris Basher Chris Basher ... Bus Passenger
Michael Baxter Michael Baxter ... Fred
Michelle Boulet Michelle Boulet ... Friend #1
Cory Cassidy Cory Cassidy ... Tad's Friend
Sarah Constible ... Terry
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Storyline

A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in.

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Taglines:

He's finally had enough. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Drea de Matteo and Donal Logue portray a couple in this movie. They both would go on to play characters on FX's Sons of Anarchy. However, they share no scenes. See more »

Quotes

Tad: See I know what I gave. But it ain't gonna save you. You fuck with me, your ass is history. Number one high school draft choice to a college of my choice. Everybody wants a piece of my voice, including all the women who get moist when I get on the field, bitch. I'll be playing football next year while you'll still be pumping gas right here. So keep your motherfucking change. You're gonna need it for your mamma, who's got mange.
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Connections

Features Drum Beat (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Paranoidattack
Written by Joel Peterson (as Joel Petersen), Todd Fink (as Todd Baechle),
Clark Baechle, Jacob Thiele and Dapose (as Michael Dappen)
Performed by The Faint
Courtesy of Saddle Creek Records
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Understated, yet powerful and interesting
13 September 2011 | by kumanoirSee all my reviews

This is a quiet movie that builds in power over time. It's a slice of life movie, but much more. It tells a story of how powerful the need to escape can be, but how this need, by its very strength, can make you its slave. The cast is amazing, and the pacing is hypnotic. The leads are perfect and totally engrossing. Often movies like this skimp on plot, but I was very satisfied the movie has a very interesting plot twist 2/3rd through, that makes you reevaluate everything you've seen so far. Yet this twist is completely organic to the story, not something thrown in from outside. Very deftly handled. Well done. Though I don't know why Canadians have to pretend their movies take place in the US, when they take place in Manitoba.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viata cea buna See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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