MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,025 this week

Drunks (1995)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 March 1997 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 785 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 14 critic

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 28 May 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 50 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 9974 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Drunks" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Drunks (1995)

Drunks (1995) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Drunks.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Milk & Money (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When David drops out of medical school, he finds out what life isn't really like. He meets beautiful women, holds a box, helps make a movie, and takes care of 21 cows.

Director: Michael Bergmann
Stars: Robert Petkoff, Harsh Nayyar, Sarah Winkler
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A hapless photographer/writer takes in a young streetwalker and tries to help her change her sordid lifestyle while he attempts to do the same for himself.

Director: Paul Peditto
Stars: Calista Flockhart, Christopher Peditto, Elina Löwensohn
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Jim Dale
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Rubinek
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin
Flirt (1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Paul Austin, Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mischa Barton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jack is a middle aged, overweight shoe store owner with a secure upper middle class lifestyle, including a beautiful, demanding trophy wife. When Jack "runs into" Rosie and Louie, small ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Ornstein
Stars: Paul Barry, Alison Fraser, Allen Garfield
The Call Back (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stars: David Deblinger, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Tony Gillan
Pretzel (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

T.L. Beakomunnt has recently passed away and two documentary filmmakers decide to do a tribute piece on his legacy. Things go awry when the truth is uncovered.

Director: Jay Alaimo
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Peter Beard, Will McCormack
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Hannah Weyer
Stars: Aesha Waks, Summer Phoenix, J. Smith-Cameron
Louis & Frank (1998)
Music | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  
Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Stars: Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Tony Curtis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jim
Liza Harris ...
Melanie
Liam Ahern ...
Billy
George Martin ...
Marty
...
Tony
...
Shelley
...
Cam
Fanni Green ...
Jasmine
...
Debbie
...
Rachel
Billy Dove ...
Leo
...
Carol
...
Becky
...
Brenda
...
Edit

Storyline

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, searching for some solace in his old stomping grounds, bars and parks where he bought drugs, the meeting goes on, and we hear the stories of survivors and addicts - some, like Louis, who claim to have wandered in looking for choir practice, who don't call themselves alcoholic, and others, like Joseph, whose drinking almost caused the death of his child - as they talk about their lives at the meeting. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

All they want is another shot...

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, substance abuse and a sex scene | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alcohòlics  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final theatrical film of Howard E. Rollins Jr.. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: You want to talk about bad blackouts? I was married in one. I was married in a blackout, I'm serious. I was 19 years old. I was married for 6 weeks, yeah. I was married to this guy named Wild Bob. That was his full name, Wild Bob. So I guess I was Mrs. Wild Bob. Hi everyone, welcome to my life. Do you Debbie, take Wild Bob to be your lawfully wedded husband? I do.
See more »

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

For acting students and addictive personalities

As others have stated "Drunks" is less a movie than a string of monologues. Since these monologues are presented by a group of very fine actors, "Drunks" is essential viewing for acting students.

The performances are uniformly strong, with stand outs from Faye Dunaway, Calista Flockhart and a particularly well drawn, understated turn by Dianne Wiest. A great pity that Kevin Corrigan and Sam Rockwell are around and given nothing much to do. Richard Lewis has the central role, and to his credit, puts in a convincing performance.

The other, far larger group for whom this movie has great relevance is that of the addictive personality. Although the movie is dealing with alcoholism, it could quite easily be substituted by a host of substances or activities which in effect take over and often ruin lives. "Drunks" very much brings home the suffering that addiction causes, while stressing the suffering which led to the addiction itself.

An unsatisfying film, whose parts in themselves, make it worthy.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
AA meetings Urbantorreador
Cathartic for Richard Lewis vpoholek
THE PLAY that this film karpa-2
Discuss Drunks (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?