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Four Good Days

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • Rodrigo García
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

Heroin addict Molly shows up at the house of her long-suffering mother, Deb, seeking help. But 10 painful years of estrangement, drug use and addiction have taken a toll on the already fragile mother-daughter relationship. Molly explains that a doctor has offered her a shred of hope - a monthly shot of an opioid antagonist, which prevents toxic substances from binding to the central nervous system. However, there's a catch - Molly must stay clean for four days to receive the promising treatment. Drama, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

"I don't want to love her any more," despairs Deb (Glenn Close) when her heroin addict daughter Molly (Mila Kunis) resumes contact, shortly before attempting detox for the 15th time. Still, she takes Molly back in over four agonising days in order to give her the best chance at staying clean. Inspired by a true story but with all the sharp edges sanded down, the film offers a compassionate if shallow look at recovery and regaining trust. Close and Kunis aren't a terribly plausible mother and daughter, but they inhabit their characters convincingly, with the former wearing long-suffering well. There's some tension in the concept, but Rodrigo Garcia (who directed Close to an Oscar nomination in Albert Nobbs) delivers a film that's not nearly as gritty, powerful or frank as the subject requires. Its sentimental score and symbolic use of a jigsaw puzzle cement it as a frustratingly feather-light look at a weighty issue.

Credits

Cast

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MollyMila Kunis
DebGlenn Close
ChrisStephen Root
SeanJoshua Leonard
DaleSam Hennings

Crew

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DirectorRodrigo García

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.
Formats
Colour
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