The Good Life
The Good Life (2007)

Mette Beckmann was the wife of Valdemar Beckmann, the son of a wealthy Danish family who owned a successful shipbuilding firm in Portugal; Valdemar inherited his family's fortune, and Mette lived a life of luxury from that point on,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

While The Good Life is stylistically ambitious and heartfelt, it feels more forced than authentic.

Emanuel Levy

Grounded in the rich cinematic tradition of Small-Town America, the film doesn't break much new thematic ground, but it's well-acted by the entire ensemble, which consists of both pros and young thespians.

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Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly

As a director, Stephen Berra makes this all quite palatable, but as a writer, he frequently mistakes platitudes for profundity.

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Jamie Tipps
Film Threat

The film spends what seems like interminable hours driving home the brutal truth that the world is better off without Jason Prayer, and, despite the anemic flip-flop of the last twenty seconds, it's hard to disagree.

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Kim Voynar

You just can't go from darkly morose to uplifting and hopeful in the last 30 seconds of the film without any kind of arc to take you there.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Dark, but good. Really interesting movie and keeps you on your toes and thinking. I love Deschanel in her role... I swear she can pull off anything.
Fascade Fiveoneeight
ZOOEY Deschannel is really opening my eyes as a talented look in those eyes of honesty of hers holds me captivated as she goes through the script… More
shane haley
A bit outside the norm here, this one makes you really think about what is and what could be. A great little plot twist that makes the movie towards the end.… More