The Good Life

1hr 26min | 2011
Two ladies - mother and daughter - live together on the sunny Portuguese coast. They've always lived on first class. The daughter Anne Mette, 56, has never worked and grew up believing that money is something you just pick up in the bank. But what do you do when the bank account is suddenly empty? For three years the film follows mother and daughter in their numerous and often funny attempts to adapt to their new grim reality of unpaid bills. In the beginning the daughter states "I'd rather die than work" but later she reluctantly tries to enter a job market she knows nothing about. THE GOOD LIFE is a tragi-comic story of glory and fall, but also a film about upbringing and overprotection in a family that had it all and ended up with nothing.

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Topics: Dysfunctional Family, International, Portugal, Economic, Funny, Mother, Debt, Bankruptcy
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steven lane
steven lane
February 10, 2014
A
A for the film. F for the daughter
maryanne rice
maryanne rice
February 8, 2014
A
Tag Hunter
Tag Hunter
January 25, 2014
A
Larry D
Larry D
September 18, 2013
A
Obvious parallels with "Grey Gardens" in no way detracted from my enjoyment. A good example of why it is difficult or impossible for a leopard to change their spots.
claudette de leon
claudette de leon
September 14, 2013
A
I was wondering if this is a true story, It seems so real. I wish I could have helped this lady (the daughter) to get hold of reality. She has so much potential. She speaks five languages. She could teach, she could be an interpreter. she could work for an airline, etc. Needless to say, I wish there was a sequel. Did she get a job? is her mother still alive? do they have any other family that might help them? I would like to know what happened to them.
Linda Sebastian
Linda Sebastian
August 22, 2013
A