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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  13 May 1994 (USA)
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman it's for all times. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Significant Other  »

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£1,634,249 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Trivia

The original title was "Significant Other". See more »

Goofs

It is a myth that vodka is not detectable on the breath. If Alice were indeed drinking a quart a day her husband, and everyone near her, would have smelled it. See more »

Quotes

Alice Green: I think I could love you again if you could, for once, say 'I don't know.'
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »

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El Gusto (Son Huasteco)
Written by Elpidio Ramírez (as Elpidio Ramirez)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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FACING THE TRUTH
30 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Simply put, When A Man Loves A Woman is the best story about family in America since Ordinary People and Shoot The Moon. If that sounds a bit overblown -- too bad, because it's true. As a self professed fan of foreign films, this film manages to take an honest look at alcoholism and relationships rarely seen in American films. The actors inhabit a whole life here -- they feel like a real family with entire past lives. Every actor hits the right tone -- Meg Ryan is commanding, Andy Garcia simply takes his time, as does Tina Majorino, who gives a performance alongside Haley Joel Osment's in The Sixth Sense. Another rare take the script accomplishes (with Garcia's considerable help)is conveying Michael's emotional life and struggles with loving his wife in an expected - a layer also unseen in American films. This story asks uneasy questions and dosen't always profess to know the answers -- and sometimes, that's all we have.


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