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How to Beat the High Cost of Living

CrimeComedy7+ (PG)19801h 45m
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How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

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Crime Comedy Rated: 7+ (PG)19801h 45m

Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to sleep in the car. Even worse, her war veteran father comes to live with her to turn her life upside down. Louise lives a happy life with her veterinarian husband, Albert. She runs an antique shop on the side, but since it doesn't take in any profit, the IRS considers it a hobby. She needs to come up with the money to keep it going, or she will be trouble with the IRS. Elaine's husband has left her for another woman and without any money. She is in a constant struggle with banks, power companies, and gas stations. She needs money to get by and also catches the eye of police officer Jack. The local mall is having a contest that features a giant money ball that states it will help fight the inflation.How to Beat the High Cost of Living featuring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin is streaming with subscription on Hoopla, free on Tubi, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 3 others. It's a comedy and crime movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.0 (1,746 votes).

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#6681 Ranked in Crime Movies

#26112 Ranked in Comedy Movies

How to Beat the High Cost of Living has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.0 (1,746 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to sleep in the car. Even worse, her war veteran father comes to live with her to turn her life upside down. Louise lives a happy life with her veterinarian husband, Albert. She runs an antique shop on the side, but since it doesn't take in any profit, the IRS considers it a hobby. She needs to come up with the money to keep it going, or she will be trouble with the IRS. Elaine's husband has left her for another woman and without any money. She is in a constant struggle with banks, power companies, and gas stations. She needs money to get by and also catches the eye of police officer Jack. The local mall is having a contest that features a giant money ball that states it will help fight the inflation.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 45m

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Related Genres: CrimeComedy
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: Free ServicesHoopla
Original Release Date: Jul 11, 1980
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