The Good Life Reviews

January 30, 2007
While The Good Life is stylistically ambitious and heartfelt, it feels more forced than authentic.
April 28, 2008
As a director, Stephen Berra makes this all quite palatable, but as a writer, he frequently mistakes platitudes for profundity.
February 9, 2007
You just can't go from darkly morose to uplifting and hopeful in the last 30 seconds of the film without any kind of arc to take you there.
January 31, 2007
Grounded in the rich cinematic tradition of Small-Town America, the film doesn't break much new thematic ground, but it's well-acted by the entire ensemble, which consists of both pros and young thespians.
January 25, 2007
The film spends what seems like interminable hours driving home the brutal truth that the world is better off without Jason Prayer, and, despite the anemic flip-flop of the last twenty seconds, it's hard to disagree.