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Old 02-26-2014, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tips on movies/documentaries?


I find it helps to watch films or documentaries about alcoholism. Recently wathced "Flight" and have seen this dreadful documentary "Drugged - high on alcohol" (I think that was the name).
Any other suggestions??
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rain in my Heart is the best one, in my opinion.

It's a 10-part documentary. Here's a link to part 1...

Rain In My Heart (1 of 10) - YouTube
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Smashed is the only movie I can think of off the top of my head on the topic of alcoholism. Oh, and Barfly which is pretty good
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Days of Wine and Roses is a real classic! So is the "Lost Weekend"...also the Bill W documentary.
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Requiem isn't about alcohol but it sure scared me.
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'When a Man Loves a Woman', my favorite.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks, just started watching "Smashed"..recognizing a lot of stuff..
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I recently watched Drugged, High on Alcohol the other week as well. So disturbing, so sad.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I also saw The Spectacular Now, which had some very sad alcoholic undertones. I think the director of this movie also directed Smashed. I haven't watch that one yet though. 28 Days is a good, positive one to me.
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'When a Man Loves a Woman', my favorite.
Yes I like that one there is also "Only when I laugh" with Marsha Mason. It's sort of comedy/drama, but she is also an alcoholic. I actually caught it the other night on TV.
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"Lost In Woonsocket." Saw it in treatment. A documentary. Sad, happy. Thought provoking.
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I second 28 days. It's a light comedy but has a good story to it.
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