The Good Life

Overview

First-time helmer Steve Berra writes and directs the finely felt coming-of-age story The Good Life, a film à clef loosely based on Berra's experiences growing up in a Nebraskan small town during the '70s and '80s. Mark Webber stars as the director's alter ego, a more or less well-adjusted adolescent who nevertheless cuts against the grain of his football-obsessed friends and neighbors. Zooey Deschanel plays a young woman in the town who befriends Webber and encourages him to celebrate his uniqueness and ...
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Overview

First-time helmer Steve Berra writes and directs the finely felt coming-of-age story The Good Life, a film à clef loosely based on Berra's experiences growing up in a Nebraskan small town during the '70s and '80s. Mark Webber stars as the director's alter ego, a more or less well-adjusted adolescent who nevertheless cuts against the grain of his football-obsessed friends and neighbors. Zooey Deschanel plays a young woman in the town who befriends Webber and encourages him to celebrate his uniqueness and individuality; Harry Dean Stanton portrays a local cinema owner who gives Webber a job running the theater. The picture co-stars Chris Klein as an abusive ex-high school football star, Bruce McGill as a worshipped football coach, and Bill Paxton who also co-produced as an admirer of Judy Garland. Though set in Nebraska, Berra and co. filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The film reunites Paxton and Stanton, who also co-star in the HBO series Big Love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • UPC: 014381513226
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,870

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Webber Jason Prayer
Zooey Deschanel Frances
Harry Dean Stanton Gus
Drea de Matteo Dana,
Patrick Fugit Andrew,
Chris Klein Tad,
Donal Logue , Daryll
Bruce McGill , Frank
Bill Paxton , Robbie
Deborah Rush , Diane
Technical Credits
Steve Berra Director, Screenwriter
Justine Baddeley Casting
Patrice Lucien Cochet Cinematographer
Don Davis Score Composer
Jim Henrie Executive Producer
Sean Hubbert Editor
Patrick Markey Producer
Bill Paxton Executive Producer
Joel Peterson Score Composer
Lance Sloane Producer
Devin Sloane Producer
Gord Wilding Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Good Life
1. The End [2:48]
2. When Nothing Went Right [7:07]
3. One Ticket [7:20]
4. I Don't Know You [8:17]
5. Sunday [6:08]
6. It's Alright [5:19]
7. Someone Else's Past [8:26]
8. Christmas [6:31]
9. Ailing Memories [5:42]
10. Remembered [5:03]
11. What About Gus? [7:34]
12. The Story of Judy [5:24]
13. A Lifetime of Pain [7:15]
14. The Good Life [1:45]
15. End Credits [4:40]
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Disc #1 -- The Good Life
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   Set-Up
      Audio
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Digital Surround
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         None
   Scenes
   Trailer
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