Sam Rockwell, we love you. Marry us and let us bear your children. You are that good. The journey that started in 2009 with a indie flick Moon, continues and today we are reviewing his latest movie Better Living Through Chemistry. The story as old as time itself: a smart guy who can’t stand up for himself is stuck in a boring marriage and a dead end job. Not to mention his boss who doubles as his father in law. That’s just nasty, but we love nasty. Hell, it’s just a story. Although the story is stale and the characters are seen a thousand times before, you develop sort of a Stockholm syndrome for this movie. They really tried to make it all work and succeeded, who are we to spoil their fun.?

Better-Living-Through-Chemistry-PosterThe main characteristic of this movie is that it’s extremely easy to watch, especially with Olivia Wilde doing her thing in it (apparently, for me, that’s breathing (although breading would make me buy a Blu-ray)). The easy-watch trait can be explained with great actors who really made us fall in love with the characters, even the hapless DEA inspector, and a new spin on the old “enough is enough” male lead. Drugs make everything better, and this movie is not an exception.

Doug Varney just bought the pharmacy from his father in law and he’s feeling quite proud and happy. As it always happens in real life, those feelings are only temporary, and in Doug’s case, they are extremely temporary. He’s stuck in a dead end job and a boring marriage. However, one night all that will change. Screwed by one of his workers who failed to make home deliveries, he decided to do the job himself and met a bored wife of an extremely wealthy guy. The rest is up to you to find out. Enjoy!

Director: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier

Writer: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda, Ray Liotta, Ken Howard

Fun Facts: Jeremy Renner was originally cast in the lead role but due to his busy schedule, he had to drop out and was replaced by Sam Rockwell.


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