Tag Archives: alcoholic

A Star is Born (1937) Rated NR

A young woman comes to Hollywood and dreams of stardom but only achieves the fame with an alcoholic, former leading man whose stardom is behind him. Starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, and Menjou. The first version of A Star is … Continue reading

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Small Town Crime (2017) Rated R

An alcoholic ex-cop finds the body of a girl and becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. Along the way, he gets his family in trouble. Starring John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer. A bit far-fetched and rushed at the end, but … Continue reading

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Smashed (2012) Rated R

A married couple whose bond is a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship tested when one of them becomes sober. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Octavia Spencer. This is the gritty, unromantic story of an alcoholic trying to stay sober … Continue reading

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Eight Crazy Nights (2002) Rated PG-13

An alcoholic with a criminal record is forced to perform community service while coming to terms with his bad habits. Starring Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, Tyra Banks. As a fan of many of Sandler’s films, I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Undaunted… The Early Life of Josh McDowell (2011) Rated UR

A drama based on the life of Josh McDowell. Starring Allen Williamson, John Klicka, George Seder. This is a great film which showcases life of minister Josh McDowell. This man survived a childhood filled with alcoholism and abuse.  He joined … Continue reading

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Crazy Heart (2009) Rated R

A washed out country music musician resets his life after meeting a woman who inspires him.  Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb. Starring Jeff Bridges, James Keane, Anna Felix, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall This is … Continue reading

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Top Irish Films 2012

 Ondine (2009) Rated PG-13 A fisherman’s life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. As he falls helplessly in love, his daughter comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature.  Falling for a … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Films 2012

 Falling for a Dancer (1998) Rated NR Unattached and pregnant with a dashing actor’s child, 19-year-old Elizabeth avoids a shameful public scandal by marrying a widower she doesn’t love in this made-for-television movie based on the novel by Deirdre Purcell. … Continue reading

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