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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Doug Varney
Olivia Wilde ... Elizabeth Roberts
Michelle Monaghan ... Kara Varney
Jane Fonda ... Pharmacy Customer
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 Sonnie Brown ... Principal Song-Carmichael
Ron Heneghan Ron Heneghan ... Officer Willits
Ken Arnold ... Ed
Tracy McMullan ... Bree Bishop
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde sur ordonnance See more »

Filming Locations:

Annapolis, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,337, 21 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$72,273, 23 March 2014
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Jane Fonda: [narrating] Ya can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) See more »

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Written by Jett Royal
Performed by Sunday Actors
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Positive truthful movie
29 August 2014 | by NafiganadoSee all my reviews

Protagonist is a positive person, which is an under-heel-guy, doing everything to please his wife and her parents. Very common situation.

In some moment another woman pushes him in right direction to change: to become a free-spirit person and start taking care about himself. Of course, it was not a very healthy way - meaning there were some drugs involved. But again, the situation shown is quite truthful: if we want good changes - sometimes it's not possible to do EVERYTHING right all the way, agree? Of course, there are some lucky coincidences which help our main character to come out clean from all the problems finally. But once more: haven't you ever had situations in your life, when you are very close to get into troubles when trying to make things better and finally as a reward for all your trials you are saved in some magic way? :) All in all, this movie is very positive. It let you dream when watching it, but easily gets you back to reality when it ends. With pleasant thoughts.


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