Trailer for THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, starring Zach Braff

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
April 21st, 2011

Simply put, I like Zach Braff. I like him as a writer (even though he's only written one film). I like him as a director (even though he's only directed one film). I like him as a mixtape maker. And I like him as a dramatic actor. Which is why I wish the quadruple threat would make more films.

We'll take what we can get at this point and luckily, what we're getting looks good. Braff stars in THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, the feature-length debut from writer/director Deborah Chow. LIVING tells the story of a man (Braff) with no direction in his life until a horrible accident brings him together with a young pregnant woman (Isabelle Blais) who recently lost her child in a hit-and-run. In a tragic twist, Braff's character is the man who hit her.

Check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the break.

"What do you do when the best and the worst moment of your life happens at the exact same time? Henry (Zach Braff) is not a particularly nice guy. He is a drug dealer because he is good at it. Nathalie (Isabelle Blais) is a beautiful young woman, married and about to have her first child. One night, Henry makes a wrong turn and their lives tragically collide.

As Natalie’s life unravels, Henry becomes her unlikely guardian angel - compassionate, charming and some much needed calm in the storm of her life. She finds a welcome relief in the tall, rumpled stranger that seems only too willing to offer her refuge. But Henry has his own problems. His past misdeeds are catching up to him and he soon discovers that he is no longer able to outrun his past or his present.

The inevitable impact of his choices force both Henry and Nathalie to confront loss, love and life, and to ultimately decide whether the high cost of living is worth the price."

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