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Money Buys Happiness
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Movie
  • Director:
    Gregg Lachow
  • Category:
  • Writer:
    Gregg Lachow
  • Cast:
    Megan Murphy,Jeff Weatherford,John Holyoke
  • Time:
    1h 49min
  • Year:
    1999
A married Seattle couple struggle in their relationship as they approach the millennium, each looking for new directions in their life. He dreams of shedding all material worth and going on a spiritual awakening. She wants a new relationship with an old lover who wrote her a love note years ago. When a male friend commits suicide, he leaves all of his belongings to his friends. The two choose a piano from his possessions, which comes to represent the couple's relationship as he pushes the piano 50 blocks across the city to their home. In all, the film examines a destructive relationship that struggles with even the simplest decisions.
Casts
Credited cast:
Megan Murphy Megan Murphy - Georgia
Jeff Weatherford Jeff Weatherford - Money
John Holyoke John Holyoke - Peter
Cynthia Whalen Cynthia Whalen - Jane
Catherine Sutherland Catherine Sutherland - Carla (as Cathy Sutherland)
Michael Chick Michael Chick - Vincent
Caveh Zahedi Caveh Zahedi - Steve
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesca Abellera Francesca Abellera - Woman in Salon
Ian Bell Ian Bell - Yard Sale Man
Mark Chamberlin Mark Chamberlin - Mr. Jackson
Christina Mastin Christina Mastin - Music Producer
Morgan Murphy Morgan Murphy - Nightmare
Matt Olsen Matt Olsen - Studio Engineer
Matthew Richter Matthew Richter - Surly Barista
Matt Smith Matt Smith - Actor

Money Buys Happiness (1999)
MrRipper
MrRipper
they'd had the cohones to put in a real female character. It isn't particularly about a destructive relationship (as the summary says): it's about the way a relationship can crystallise the conflict between idealism and attachment to worldly things. It has some wonderful visual jokes. Likely to appeal to those who love: Seattle in the summer, _Love in the Time of Cholera_, Monty Python, Tom Stoppard.