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"Because a life can grow anywhere."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.6  (3,176)

Just Add Water is a 2008 American dark comedy film directed by Hart Bochner and written by Hart Bochner and Douglass Soesbe. The film stars Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill, and Justin Long. The film revolves around the character of Ray Tuckby (Dylan Walsh) who is a gentle and introverted man working in a dessert plant in the town of Trona, California. He is unhappily married to his nagging wife, Nora (Tracy Middendorf), who continuously berates him for being a failure and wasting his life.

One day, Ray's mundane life takes an unexpected turn when he meets the eccentric and free-spirited Merl (Jonah Hill) who has a knack for stealing pharmaceuticals. Merl encourages Ray to come out of his shell and live a little, leading them on a series of misadventures around town.

Meanwhile, Ray's high school crush, the beautiful and kind-hearted Adele (Melanie Lynskey), returns to Trona after a stint in prison, giving Ray a glimmer of hope for a better future. However, Adele is now dating Dirk (Danny DeVito), the town's sleazy and corrupt plumber who holds a grudge against Ray for an incident in the past.

As Ray's newfound freedom becomes threatened by Dirk's scheming, he must find a way to stand up for himself and win over Adele. With Merl by his side, Ray embarks on a journey of self-discovery and inner strength, discovering that true happiness and fulfillment may be just within his reach.

The film is a quirky and offbeat comedy that explores themes of love, redemption, and the search for meaning in life. The performances by the cast are excellent, with Dylan Walsh and Jonah Hill delivering standout performances as the odd couple who form an unlikely bond. Justin Long also shines as the town's resident pothead and Merl's wingman.

The film's setting in the isolated and desolate town of Trona adds a unique flavor to the film, with its barren landscape and dilapidated buildings accentuating the characters' sense of longing and desperation.

Overall, Just Add Water is a charming and hilarious film that will leave you rooting for the underdog and smiling from ear to ear. It is a must-watch for fans of quirky indie comedies and anyone who appreciates a good heartwarming tale of triumph over adversity.

Just Add Water is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (3,176)