1994 Running time: 126 Certificate: 15 Rating: 3

Synopsis

Airline pilot Andy Garcia and his wife Meg Ryan are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addiction threatens not only her life but their daughter's safety. Garcia and Ryan achieve real emotional potency as the couple cursed by drink. Interestingly, the movie was based on ten pages of notes written by Orson Welles.

Director

  • Luis Mandoki

Cast

  • Meg Ryan

  • Andy Garcia

  • Ellen Burstyn

  • Lauren Tom

Review

Meg Ryan plays Alice Green, a school counsellor who has a drink problem while Andy Garcia is her long-suffering husband.

After a spell in rehab, she returns home strengthened by self-belief - a state of affairs that doesn't appeal to her controlling husband.

A tough watch lifted by sympathetic performances.