Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses

DVD - 2010
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A harrowing tale of an ad executive and his wife whose social drinking spirals out of control. Their lives and marriage degenerate as their alcoholism progresses.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2010
ISBN: 9780780664005
0780664000
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Da
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Rating: Not rated
Alternative Title: Days of wine & roses

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Thebeyonder456
Jan 12, 2015

Excellent acting by both Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. This movie is definitely a roller-coaster; it shows how life can be ironic, sad, depressing, and yet, hopeful, if one has the will-power to change. Even after 50 plus years after its initial release, this movie shows what alcoholism can do to a person; it can be terrifying.

7duffy Dec 27, 2014

Well acted story by both Jack Lemmon and the very pretty Lee Remick. Scary at how realistic it was, especially for it's day. Picks up where Lost Weekend left off. The themes of addition are still relevent today.

(totally out of context - look for a rare combination of 2 different Odd Couple teams,: Jack Lemmon & Jack Klugman working off each other)

kevfarley Nov 30, 2013

The ground-breaking classic !! (Kev's PICkS: For an understated but realistic up-dated gem about recovery,.. see "Smashed".)

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Monolith
Oct 13, 2013

This one is not for the squeamish. Some heavy alcohol withdrawal sequences that I would consider much more fearful than so many cheezy horror movies. Lee Remick was excellent as the sweet, straight and narrow farm girl moved to the city; peer pressured into a lifestyle that bulldozed right over her. And Jack Lemmon? ...Wow. Let me rephrase that: *WOW* Jack gave it both barrels as the maniacally obsessed and suffering alcoholic P.R. man, who clawed his way, after several attempts, onto a life-raft of sobriety after almost drowning in an ocean of booze. An amazing film from Blake Edwards. Depressing, but brilliant. FIVE STARS.

L1br0V0re Oct 12, 2012

Pioneering, unsparing look at destructiveness of alcoholism. Perhaps boldest of all, it doesn't have a typical Hollywood ending. While AA is portrayed sympathetically, I'm not sure it is depicted with great accuracy. If you look at other Hollywood films about addiction, the hero or heroine almost always rebels against the recovery organization. Hollywood seems to have this schizoid attitude towards self-destructive behavior: Yes, it is destructive. But if I give it up, how can I continue being a creative artist? My way of thinking, if you give up addictive behavior, it frees your mind to be ever more creative.

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joseph
Dec 30, 2008

Must See - Days of Wine and Roses (1962) 117 min. Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick play an alcoholic couple in this gut-wrenching picture. You'll see Lemmon in a completely different role in this picture. The reason why this film works so well is that the viewer is always sympathetic towards these characters who are too weak to just say no. There's a powerful scene in which Lemmon looks for a drink in his father's green house that must've moved the Oscar voters to give Jack a nomination for Best Actor. Lee Remick also got a nomination for Best Actress; Art Direction and Costume were also categories in which the film received Oscar nominations in 1963. It did win for Best Song for "The Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini.

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Monolith
Oct 13, 2013

Joe Clay (ordering another drink, endlessly): "...Hit me again..."

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Oct 13, 2013

Kirsten Arnesen Clay: "Joe, you're strong; that's why I know you can help me now. If we only had it back like it was!" Joe Clay: "-BACK LIKE IT...!?! Do you remember how it *really* was? You, and me, and booze -- a threesome! Do you remember? Not that it wasn't great while it lasted..." Kirsten: "We can have it back that way again, if, if, if-" Joe: "*If* I'll drink with you, but I'm *NOT* gonna drink with you! It's finished!" Kirsten: "I wouldn't ask you to drink with me. I'd control myself." Joe: "You can't 'control' yourself -- you're an alcoholic, just the same as I am!" You and I were a couple of drunks on a sea of booze, and the boat sank! I got a hold of something that kept me from going under, and I'm not going to let go of it. Not for you -- NOT FOR *ANYONE*! If you want to grab on, grab on. But there's just room for you and me -- no threesome." (Kirsten stares at Joe, stunned)

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