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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:
... Doug Varney
... Elizabeth Roberts
... Kara Varney
... Pharmacy Customer
... Jack Roberts
... Agent Andrew Carp
... Noah
... Walter Bishop
... Janet
... Ethan Varney
... Dr. Roth
Sonnie Brown ... Principal Song-Carmichael
Ron Heneghan ... Officer Willits
... Ed
... 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.

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Comedy | Drama

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14 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blonde sur ordonnance  »

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

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[first lines]
Jane Fonda: [narrating] Ya can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) See more »

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Mandarin Lesson
Written and Performed by Eric V. Hachikian
Courtesy of soundcat productions
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Some bright spots
18 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

It takes a while to build some steam, but there are bright spots. The story doesn't make a great deal of sense, but the setting is beautiful and the story unfolds in an intimate way that got me invested in Sam Rockwell's character. Ray Liotta is a plus and Ron Heneghan is excellent as the police officer. Rockwell and Heneghan in the school classroom is a marvelous piece of writing and acting, perhaps the movie's best moment. Ken Howard adds some heft as the father-in-law, but Michele Monaghan is disappointing as Rockwell's wife. Her character is shallow and she never grabs the audience one way or the other. I found Jane Fonda's narration to be choppy, but Sam Rockwell is engaging and inspiring. Definitely worth seeing.


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