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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 ... 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.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Olivia Wilde (Elizabeth Roberts) and Peter Jacobson (Dr. Roth) stared un House M.D (2008) as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley and Dr. Chris Taub. 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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Body Language
Written by Yonatan Gat, Ami Shalev, and Ran Shimoni
Performed by Monotonix
Courtesy of Drag City
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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High on drugs
22 August 2017 | by TheOneThatYouWantedSee all my reviews

Yeah, this is going to sound strange but this is the type of film you watch more so for the actors than for the actual plot or film. You'll watch this because you know it has Sam Rockwell and this is a comedy and he will be acting like a wild man in it. You'll watch this because you know it has Olivia Wilde in it and you still have a crush on her. No, this is not the funniest thing you're going to watch this year and it has hiccups and isn't perfect but it is fun, especially once it Rockwell's characters starts getting high off his own supply. 7/10 type of deal but I'm rounding up a point just to offset the main score a bit.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Better Living Through Chemistry See more »

Filming Locations:

Annapolis, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,435, 16 March 2014

Gross USA:

$75,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,823
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2.35 : 1
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