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28 Days (Special Edition)
Known as: 28 Days
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
Theater Release Date: 2000-04-14
Origional Release Date: 2000-04-14
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English
Subtitles: English
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Director: Betty Thomas
ID: 3
ASIN: B00004UEDQ
UPC: 043396050648
EAN: 9780767851268
MPN: COLD05064D
Date last watch: 2011-10-05
Date Added: 2010-07-18
Actors:
Sandra Bullock
Steve Buscemi
Viggo Mortensen
Dominic West
Azura Skye

Genra:
Documentary
Drama
Format:
Anamorphic
Closed-captioned
Color
Dolby
DVD
Special Edition
Widescreen
NTSC


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A disastrous drunken episode lands successful new york journalist gwen cummings in rehab, where she encounters a bizarre assortment of characters and unique rituals during her touching and often hilarious road to recovery. Special features: interactive menus, scene selections, and much more.

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To appreciate 28 Days, it's best to be thankful that director Betty Thomas hasn't forced Sandra Bullock into a remake of Clean and Sober. Instead Thomas has balanced her comedic sensibility (evident in Dr. Dolittle and Private Parts) with the seriousness of alcoholism and substance abuse, and she succeeds without compromising the gravity of the subject matter. Some critics have scoffed at the movie's breezy, formulaic portrait of 27-year-old boozer and pill-popper Gwen Cummings (Bullock), but this smooth-running star vehicle does for Bullock what Erin Brockovich did for Julia Roberts, focusing her appeal in a substantial role without taxing the limits of her talent. It's no wonder that Susannah Grant (who wrote both films) was one of the hottest new screenwriters of 1999. She writes "Hollywood Lite" without insulting anyone's intelligence.

As played by Bullock, Gwen is an alcoholic in denial whose latest bender with boozer boyfriend Jasper (Dominic West) ruins the wedding of her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) and lands her in a month-long rehab program with the requisite gang of struggling drunks and junkies. Newcomer Alan Tudyk steals his scenes as a gay German rehabber who might've dropped in from a Berlin performance-art exhibit, and Steve Buscemi aptly conveys the weary commitment of a counselor who's seen it all. Thomas has surrounded Bullock with a sharp ensemble, and the addition of singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III (as a kind of Greek chorus crooner) is sublimely inspired. Certainly no surprises here--the warring sisters will reconcile, and at least one rehabber will fail to recover--but there's ample pleasure to be found in Bullock's finely tuned performance, and in Thomas's inclusion of flashbacks and tangents that add depth and laughter in just the right dosage. --Jeff Shannon

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