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"One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small": 'Better Living Through Chemistry' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 23, 2014 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 23, 2014 |

I’m pretty sure that every movie ever made would be improved by a little bit of Sam Rockwell, except for those already starring him, which could only be improved by having two Sam Rockwells. Better Living Through Chemistry stars Mr. Rockwell as a pharmacist who is unhappily coasting along in an unfulfilling life until he finds his inner Tyler Durden, snags an American Beauty in the guise of Olivia Wilde, and starts popping more pills than Hunter S. Thompson.

What I’m saying is that it looks entertaining, if derivative. God, I hate that word. It’s a lazy critique most of the time, I way for a critic to just say “look at me I’m smart, I’ve seen a million things, so of course I can pick out a few this reminds me of.” But in this case, I think it’s slightly fair, if not a reason to not watch the film,

Here’s the trailer:

Jean Ralphio!

That looks like a damned impressive movie. But when I searched for “better living through chemistry” in order to find you a header image that had to do with the film. these were the first few results:






Shut it down. I’m out.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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