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Better Living (1998)

Three grown daughters try to find their own personal ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents. The mother is an unorthodox woman with out-of-the-ordinary ideas, including one where she... See full summary »

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Max Mayer

Writers:

Max Mayer, George F. Walker (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Cohen ... Larry
Olympia Dukakis ... Nora
Jamie Gonzalez Jamie Gonzalez ... Pock
Roy Scheider ... Tom
Edward Herrmann ... Jack
Dan Moran ... Dan
Deborah Hedwall ... Elizabeth
Brian Tarantina ... Danny
Catherine Corpeny ... MaryAnn
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Waitress
Wendy Hoopes ... Gail
Jessy Terrero ... Biker #1
James Villemaire ... Junior
Gary Zazulka Gary Zazulka ... Biker #2
Phyllis Somerville ... Nellie
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Storyline

Three grown daughters try to find their own personal ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents. The mother is an unorthodox woman with out-of-the-ordinary ideas, including one where she takes a jackhammer to the basement floor of their house to build a cavern where the family can live better. Their father, an ex-cop, disappeared 15 years earlier and then re-appeared with no explanation and commandeers his wife's project by placing the whole family in a survivalist situation. Jack is the priest-brother to the mother, who is forced to counsel the family despite his own problems with his faith. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A comedy about the miles that keep us apart and the chaos that brings us together.

Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Goldheart Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szülő ellen nincs orvosság See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,432, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$2,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,147
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Production Co:

Goldheart Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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A Must See!
18 January 2006 | by daqueenofshebaSee all my reviews

LOVED IT! GREAT COMEDY!

I don't know what movie this guy was watching , I thought it was funny and dark and the performances were great. I'm not the only one who thought it was well written.

I looked up the Variey review which said "Vibrant, snappy and surprisingly fresh, "Better Living" breathes a little life into the increasingly by-the-numbers genre of the dysfunctional-family comedy."

Go check out the Variety's review if you want it a great opinion from a credible source in the industry.

P.S. You have to go through the archives to retrieve the review.


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