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Something Better (2003)

Boozing and drug abusing Sam decides to get his life together and become an art dealer, but his brother and criminal partner, Eddy, and his ball busting alcholic wife, Sally have enough ... See full summary »

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Eddy
Kim Ataide ...
Sally
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Boozing and drug abusing Sam decides to get his life together and become an art dealer, but his brother and criminal partner, Eddy, and his ball busting alcholic wife, Sally have enough dirt on him to send him to prison if he should so much as think of leaving them. Sam falls in love with a philosophy teacher who teaches him an important lesson - that things aren't always what they seem, and that perspective can reshape reality. Written by Laurel Hunter

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An intellectual dark comedy that begs the question - is the glass half full or half empty?

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You've never seen anything like this!
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie focuses on Sam's dilemma; he wants to move on from his seedy criminal past, but the past isn't ready to let go.

Sally, his wife, stays at home, her leg in a cast from hip to ankle, and watches daytime TV. Any time Sam turns up, she either ignores him, threatens him, or seduces him into taking the drugs he's trying to give up.

Eddy, Sam's brother, is determined to keep Sam firmly entrenched in petty crime - for Eddy's benefit, of course.

Mark Phillips, as Sam, is a knockout and despite the fact that this character is an idiot (and a criminal), you're completely in his corner, willing him to somehow escape and move on.

This is an intelligent, witty script and the cast, all unknowns, is amazing. Particular standouts are Mark Phillips as Sam, JP Allen as Eddy and Kim Ataide as Sally.

See this movie!


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