The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend

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A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devestating effects of alcoholism.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, c2000.
ISBN: 9780783252834
0783252838
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Lost weekend (Motion picture)

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Isley
Jul 08, 2014

Wilder doesn’t make bad movies and while this was no exception, the “social conscience” elements and implausible ending are enough to turn me off of it. I mostly have issues with the general heavy-handedness of its depiction of alcoholism–which I realize isn’t entirely fair as there really weren’t any portraits of alcoholism before this so it probably had to be “laid on a bit thick” to get the message across (which is part of my problem with “social conscience films” in the first place).

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