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« : January 25, 2011, 09:39:20 PM »

great movie centered around alcoholism starring, directed by and written by Steve Buscemi. It's a little-known, sort of noticeably low budget indie flick, a shame it doesn't get more attention. great combination of comedy and drama.

probably the best movie about an alcoholic I've seen. The Lost Weekend is far too overexagerated, though this along with Leaving Las Vegas are pretty much pitch perfect.

relatively tough to get on widescreen, you'd have to order it on Amazon or Ebay. It's fullscreen through Netflix DVD and the only one for illegal online download is fullscreen as well. I just got the WS DVD from ebay for 7 bucks used.

anyone see it?




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« #1 : January 26, 2011, 02:53:42 AM »

No, but I've heard good things about it.




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« #2 : January 27, 2011, 08:37:31 PM »

One of the rare modern indie movies that's genuine.

I saw this a while back and still haven't checked out anything else of Buscemi's.



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« #3 : May 31, 2011, 06:51:25 AM »

I enjoyed this. I like it when they don't stump in the story/plot too much in the viewers face and leave some fresh air around (in indie flicks, I mean, I wouldn't even say anything if it was a studio movie). I guess cause of that one can say it looks too vague, disconnected and sorta uninspired in places, but it works for me. I don't know if this is a ''drunk movie'', though. The movie doesn't seem to focus too much on that, or at least - as a continuation of what I said before - not as a judgment. Buscemi plays a ''working man's drunk'', or ''functional alcoholic'' so to speak, the air around the character suggest he really doesn't have anything (more important) to do anyway...

Not a masterpiece, but I could watch it again sometime in the future.


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