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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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Cast

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Gus
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Robbie
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Andrew
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Dana (as Drea De Matteo)
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Frank Jones
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Daryll
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Diane
Chris Basher ...
Bus Passenger
Michael Baxter ...
Fred
Michelle Boulet ...
Friend #1
Cory Cassidy ...
Tad's Friend
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Terry
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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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A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

20 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Viata cea buna  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(European Film Market)

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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

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

References An Embarrassing Predicament (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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A very good film
25 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this one at the AFI Dallas festival..The story of a young guy who has a very bad family environment, a medical condition and an attitude toward football, all of which serve to alienate him from his surroundings. He works at a gas station and helps out at an old movie theater. He tries to keep the bills paid at home, where he lives with his mother, but he doesn't always succeed. Stephen Berra, a pro skateboarder writes and directs, and from what he said after the movie, you'll be seeing more of his work. Mark Webber (Jesus' Son, Broken Flowers) stars with Zooey Deschanel (Trillian in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Harry Dean Stanton and Bill Paxton. Webber is very real and sympathetic and Zooey does a good job as the almost angelic and quite strange Frances. A moving, intimate film.


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