This film was made and released about three years after the source autobiography by Barbara Gordon was first published in 1979. The memoir was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award for Best Autobiography (hardcover). The book was translated into nine languages and was a best-seller. See more »
This movie was written by Barbara Gordon and is the story of her Valium addiction, withdrawal and recovery.
This movie is really accurate in regards to the pharmacology of her addiction and its really excellent in the portrayal of the therapy process as well.
I think that it is one of those great movies that is *true*. The movie is about real life and it is fantastic. It has integrity as a film. The cast is exceptional, and I dig Dianne Wiest in this movie especially. I also really enjoyed Geraldine Page's character... she reminded me of Maude from Harold & Maude, another favourite movie of mine...
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