Better Living Through Chemistry

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USA | 2014 | 91 | Geoff Moore, David Posamentier

March 14 - 20, 2014

This murderously funny dark comedy stars Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back) and Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies) in the tale of a small town pharmacist who embarks on a drug-and-alcohol fueled affair with a seductive customer.

Doug Varney (Rockwell) leads an uneventful life—a small town pharmacist whose daily life centers around his family and working daily at the drugstore that he bought from his controlling father-in-law. Then he delivers a prescription to the home of Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde), a gorgeous seductress with multiple addictions who eagerly introduces Doug to extra-large martinis, uninhibited bedroom behavior and the illicit pleasures of the pharmacopeia he has access to in his store.

But Doug's extracurricular activities may be his undoing, as a routine DEA audit reveals serious discrepancies in his inventory. Convinced he’s about to lose everything, Doug hatches an ill-considered scheme with Elizabeth that will allow them to have it all…but at an almost unthinkable price.

  • Director: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier
  • Principal Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 91
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films