Entertainment Movie review: 'Better Living Through Chemistry,' 2 stars Olivia Wilde as Elizabeth Roberts and Sam Rockwell as Doug Varney in BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY. Photo Credit: Bill Gray / Samuel Goldwyn Films / Bill Gray / Samuel Goldwyn Films By ROBERT LEVIN firstname.lastname@example.org @rlevin85 March 13, 2014 3:26 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Movies, by their nature, require a suspension of disbelief. Usually, that's a manageable obstacle, easily achieved in the name of entertainment. "Better Living Through Chemistry" illustrates the opposite scenario. It's a film that's so divorced from the way humans actually behave that even the starring presence of Sam Rockwell can't save it. Rockwell plays a sadsack small-town pharmacist who gets in touch with his bad boy side thanks to the attention of a bored, drug-addled rich wife (Olivia Wilde). He acts out in self-destructive ways. This is tame stuff without an iota of convincing content, a midlife crisis movie with characters driven by the whims of a screenplay rather than reality. Better Living Through Chemistry2 starsDirected by Geoff Moore, David PosamentierStarring Sam Rockwell, Olivia WildeNot Rated By ROBERT LEVIN email@example.com @rlevin85 Robert, amNewYork's Editor-in-Chief, has been with the team in one capacity or another for more than a decade. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.