AnonymousDecember 16, 2015 at 3:37 amPost count: 1
while requiem for a dream is a great movie, every heroin addict knows your eyes contract and not dialate when shooting dope 🙂
Hatful of Rain
and don’t forget Stuart Saves his Family (the cinematic equivalent of Rule #62)
Just a bit of trivia. . .
When a Man Loves a Woman was written by Al “Stuart Smalley” Franken.AnonymousDecember 16, 2015 at 3:54 amPost count: 27
Valley of the Dolls
k.d. lang did an absolute fantastic cover of that song on her “Drag” CD.AnonymousDecember 16, 2015 at 5:05 amPost count: 1
Less Than ZeroAnonymousJanuary 3, 2016 at 4:19 amPost count: 13
What about,’Rio Bravo’ starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, the alcoholic gunslinger who recovers to aid JW to protect the jail housing the son of a local cattle baron incarcerated for alleged murder, also starring Ricky Nelson with whom Martin duets, singing,’My riflle, my pony and me.’
I’m not sure if Martin recovered in real life as he was a member of the imfamous,’Rat Pack’ along with Sinatra et al.AnonymousJanuary 3, 2016 at 4:49 amPost count: 5
Long Day’s Journey Into Night had addiction plus a lot of other family dysfunction…AnonymousJanuary 8, 2016 at 2:59 amPost count: 10
The House of Sand and Fog – recovery is a side plot.
A side note – I read the book recently because of the recovery side plot, and, well, it was very different from the movie. That’s all I’m saying on that. Still a good book, but wow. Just wow.AnonymousJanuary 10, 2016 at 2:27 amPost count: 24
Depends on your age, but there is a great MTV film called “wasted” that came out around 2000 or 2001. It focuses on High school age folks, but really focuses on the true trials of recovery, but also relapse unfortunately. This one is powerful because it is based on a true story. Hope this helps.AnonymousJanuary 10, 2016 at 2:28 amPost count: 24
Oh and also, its a fairly independent movie, and its not at blockbuster, but Netflix has it, both to rent and the “watch instantly’ feature. Amazon also has it.AnonymousFebruary 6, 2016 at 5:30 pmPost count: 10
Clean and Sober with Michael KeatonAnonymousFebruary 7, 2016 at 8:30 amPost count: 1
DOWN TO THE BONE – A drug-addled mother of two, Irene (Vera Farmiga), decides to check herself into a rehab center in upstate New York, where she meets and falls in love with a fellow addict (Hugh Dillon) who’s working hard to mend his ways. But when one of them relapses into addiction, can their soulful commitment to each other prevail over the insidious lure of narcotics? Debra Granik won the Director’s Award and Farmiga won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.AnonymousFebruary 27, 2016 at 7:56 amPost count: 16
Crazy Heart..just watched it, great film, Jeff Bridges was amazing!!!AnonymousMarch 28, 2016 at 8:30 pmPost count: 1
The cartoon Kung Fu Panda,if you see it you’ll understand…AnonymousApril 9, 2016 at 12:44 amPost count: 17
Another great Jeff Bridges Alki movie is “eight million ways to die”. He plays an alcoholic cop who finds AA…AnonymousApril 9, 2016 at 5:49 amPost count: 3
“You Kill Me” about an alcoholic hitman for a mobb family in Buffalo that moves to San Francisco to clean up, tells everyone in meetings he’s a hitman and lies about nothing, very interesting twist on a movie.AnonymousApril 9, 2016 at 2:54 pmPost count: 17
The one that inspire me all the time is “The Lost weekend”
Ray Milland played a great role and the movie has a motivational speech against alcoholism at the end which helped people like us to wake up and change their lives.
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