Better Living Through Chemistry: Dark Comedy, Starring Sam Rockwell

Who says life in small town must be boring, suffocating, and uneventful?

Setting out to prove the opposite, the dark comedy Better Living Through Chemistry centers on the impact of a chance encounter between pharmacist and a lonely trophy wife.

Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the movie in theaters and on demand on March 14t, 2014.

Sam Rockwell plays Doug Varney is an ordinary man, sort of ae model of suburban respectability, that is until he delivers a prescription to the home of Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde).  Gorgeous, seductive and addicted, Elizabeth eagerly introduces Doug to the pleasures of booze (martinis, to be specific) uninhibited sex and the illicit pleasures of the pharmacopeia in his store.

For years, he has been disregarded and underestimated by all those around him, including his domineering wife Kara (Michelle Monaghan) and troubled son Ethan (Harrison Holzer), and the employees at the drugstore he bought from his father-in-law (Ken Howard).   Thus, it’s a big surprise even to himself when he embarks on an exhilarating drug-and-alcohol fueled affair with the glamorous Elizabeth.

Problem is, Doug’s fun extracurricular activities send his life spinning out of control.   When a routine DEA audit reveals serious discrepancies in his inventory, Doug, convinced that he is going to lose everything, hatches comes up with a scheme that will allow him and Elizabeth to have it all.