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28 Days

28 Days

Betty Thomas (2000)

99min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
In this sentimental drama, Sandra Bullock plays the Manhattan wild child forced into rehab after hijacking a limo at her sister's wedding and driving it into a house. Refusing to admit she has a drink problem, Bullock slowly comes to terms with her alcoholism with help from tough-but-fair guidance counsellor Steve Buscemi and the usual round of kooky Hollywood misfits. From Viggo Mortensen's womanising sports star to Dominic West's irresponsible English drunkard, there's not a single sympathetic male character. Directed by Betty Ford... sorry, Thomas, this is the kind of touchy-feely hogwash that's more likely to drive people to drink than keep them off it. Twenty-eight days? More like a life sentence.

Summary

A Manhattan newspaper columnist is sent to an isolated mountain retreat to recover from alcoholism, where she strives to get back on the straight and narrow with the help of a womanising sports star and a stern guidance counsellor. Drama, starring Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Azura Skye and Steve Buscemi.

Cast & Crew

Gwen Cummings Sandra Bullock
Eddie Boone Viggo Mortensen
Jasper Dominic West
Bobbie Jean Diane Ladd
Lily Elizabeth Perkins
Cornell Steve Buscemi
Gerhardt Alan Tudyk
Oliver Mike O'Malley
Roshanda Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Director Betty Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 16 Jun 2000

Drama

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