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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.

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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:

A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

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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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

Jason: My dad once told me that the people I meet will never care more about who I am than they will about what I look like. And because I look the way I do, people may never care about me at all.
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Connections

References Easter Parade (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren
Performed by Bill Paxton
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Excellent Writing and Performances Create a Valuable Film
8 December 2010 | by MyAvatarSee all my reviews

Sad, poignant, and rich, this quiet film will give you a glimpse of the human condition from the unique voice of Stephen Berra who writes and directs. He has created something to be forever proud and for those of us that run across it over time on NetFlix (or like I did recently on The Movie Channel) to be thankful for.

The presence of wonderful actors including Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Paxton, and Zooey Deschanel should draw people to this film and the excellent acting and writing will hold them until its end.

Mark Webber is warm and believable as the young man stuck in a Nebraska town that is frigid both physically and existentially.

Zooey creates a memorable character and even briefly sings in this film which is always a delight. Give this one a try. It will not waste your time.


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