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Days of Wine and Roses
Genre: Romance / Drama
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Release Date: 26 December 1962
Movie rating: 7.9
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What is the movie Days of Wine and Roses about?
Pairing Jack Lemmon with Lee Remick at the height of their acting powers proved to be a winning formula for director Blake Edwards. “Days of Wine and Roses” received four Academy Award nominations, including the best actor/actress categories for Lemmon and Remick. It tells the tale of a pair of alcoholics struggling to free themselves of their addiction. Joe Clay (Lemmon) is a successful public relations man who falls in love with a secretary Kirsten Arnesen (Remick). The two are quickly married and have a daughter, but Joe gradually develops a habit of drinking which inevitably leads to alcoholism. Kirsten quickly follows him, and the two see their life slowly crumbling as Joe is first demoted, then fired from his job. One day, upon seeing his reflection in a window, Joe decides to quit drinking and convinces Kirsten to do so as well. All is well for a while, but eventually they both fall off the wagon. Joe gets committed to a sanitarium and gets clean, with the great help of his dedicated AA sponsor Jim Hungerford (Jack Klugman). He tries to help Kirsten get clean as well, but it results in him starting to drink again. Jim tells him that he must stay sober at all costs, even at the price of not seeing Kirsten. Joe is determined to stay sober and manages to do so for close to a year, while keeping a steady job and taking care of his daughter. But Kirsten is desperate to get back into his life.
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Fredrica Kankaanperä @ 09-Sep-2014 06:35 Report a spam

I look at this film more as a love story than one of a couple trapped in alcoholism. Joe and Kirsten had that chemistry that drew them to each other through good times and bad, and I have never seen another film that depicted enduring love like this one. I can still recall the characters' honest, plaintive statements to each other and how they reminded me of how it feels when you're with someone who truly fulfills you.
Kirsten to Joe, desperately trying to hold on to what they have after her infidelities: "I never gave anything out of myself to them....love is the only thing that stops you from being lonely, and I didn't have that..."
Joe to the AA counselor, who warns him about what alcohol can do to a marital relationship: "You don't understand, there's no trouble between us....we're in love..."
This film is sad and somewhat draining to watch, but also does provide useful insight into the insidious disease of alcohol addiction, along with being a very moving, romantic drama of two people haunted by troubled childhoods, struggling to keep the sincere commitment they have to each other alive.

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