Writers/directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner about their new dramedy “Better Living Through Chemistry.”
In “Better Living Through Chemistry,” which opens Friday, March 14, Sam Rockwell plays a straight-laced pharmacist whose uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer (Olivia Wilde) who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.
Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner's full interview with Moore and Posamentier by clicking on the image above this article. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the writers/directors discuss “Better Living Through Chemistry’s” ultimate takeaway.
“In a movie like this where there is sort of the subject matter of all of this stuff going on, I think that it is very easy to come off like we are trying to make some sort of statement about something dealing with drugs or whatever but we are really not. We are storytellers. When we set out to write the script, we started with the character of Doug and sort of built this world around him.
“This just so happened to become his world. And that is really all we are trying to do - tell the story of Doug, his wife and Elizabeth, who are each in sort of their own orbit, and follow them on this little bit of a journey. I think what we want the audience to walk out of the theater thinking is ‘I know things didn't wrap up in a pretty little bow but I am glad to know that these people are headed for a better place.’
“The plot of the movie is ultimately about people who intersect in life and, while they don't stay together, they have adjusted each other's journey in a way that it is going to be very beneficial. It is more a story and less a statement on this. But I think that [Jane Fonda] says it best in the movie: You can't help everybody but everybody can help somebody. And that is a big part of it as well.” - Geoff Moore and David Posamentier