Normal Life (1996)




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Based on a true story, this crime drama chronicles the moral downfall of a young middle-class couple living in a Chicago suburb. Chris Anderson is an honest cop whose his sexy wife Pam works in a high-tech factory. Chris tends to be as uptight as he is honest, while Pam is a free-spirited, self-destructive biker chick who may be even crazier than she seems. She doesn't cook, smokes dope, goes on spending sprees and loves to ride around upon her big bike. She is never responsible, but for some … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Peg Haller, Bob Schneider
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
New Line Home Entertainment


as Pam Anderson

as Chris Anderson

as Agent Parker

as Mike Anderson

as Adele Anderson

as Frank Anderson

as Cindy Anderson

as Justice of the Peace

as Justice of the Peace

as Toy Store Clerk

as Jeremy Anderson

as Funeral Director

as Head Teller

as FBI Technician

as New House Neighbor

as FBI Agent

as Woman Customer

as Chris's Lawyer

as Prosecutor

as Judge

as Mike Anderson

as Agent Parker
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Critic Reviews for Normal Life

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Normal Life


Who, besides Sharon Stone, plays an emotionally disturbed woman better than Ashley Judd? No one, and this movie proves that. A strong 2/3 makes up for a muddled last act.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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Great film based on a true story...if you are from the burbs in Chicago area....the film was shot in Schaumburg/Hangover Park's so weird to see fields filmed on Rt 20/Barrington Rd/Handy Andy old parking lot on Wise and is strip mall, and shopping centers now! ha!


This is another flick I watched in the middle of the night after having insomnia. It certainly held my interest but they were both too dysfunctional for me! Goes to prove that money does not buy happiness.

Ida Kern

Super Reviewer

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