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28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver (as Michael O'Malley)
Guitar Guy
Young Gwen


New York based writer Gwen Cummings knows that she drinks a lot, doesn't believe it's a problem, and if she finally decides that it is that she could stop drinking without issue. She and her live-in boyfriend Jasper fuel each other's hyperactivity with this excessive alcohol consumption, "a normal life" which is not in either's vocabulary for themselves. Between Gwen and her older straight-laced sister Lily, Gwen more closely resembles who was their larger than life mother, who was also an addict and who died when they were children. Lily believes that Gwen's alcohol consumption makes her a difficult if not impossible person to love. While Gwen is in a drunken stupor at Lily's wedding, Gwen causes one issue after another, ruining the day for Lily. Gwen is forced to examine her drinking with the culmination of bad events she caused at the wedding, leading to her being court ordered to enter into rehab for twenty-eight days, which is only marginally more tolerable an idea to her than ... Written by Huggo

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The Life of the Party... before she got a life.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving substance abuse, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

28 días  »

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Box Office


$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,310,672 (USA) (14 April 2000)


$37,035,515 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


There were six wedding cakes made for the wedding scene shoot. One cake was used for a test shot with a stunt woman falling on it to see how it would look. Unbeknownst to director Betty Thomas, there were two wooden spikes inside of the cake for structural support. Fortunately when the stunt woman fell on the cake, she was not wounded. See more »


While Gwen is talking with her sister by the phone to ask her to come on the family session, there is blue bracelet on her hand at the beginning but not in the end of the conversation. See more »


Gwen Cummings: It was the most unbelievable episode. I wish you'd seen it. Everyone was losing their minds. What are you doing?
Andrea: Packing. What does it look like?
Gwen Cummings: You're not leaving for another couple of days.
Andrea: So? I am leaving. Might as well get ready. There's no point in making this room all homey if I'm only going to be here for only, like, 42 more hours.
Gwen Cummings: Come on. There's twenty minutes left til curfew. Let's get some ice cream. Satisify those sugar cravings of yours.
Andrea: No thanks.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits a scene is shown where a new patient is arriving at rehab. The new patient is the actor playing Falcon in the soap Santa Cruz which is the favorite of both Eddie Boone and Andrea. Eddie Boone asks Falcon for an autograph. See more »


References Run Lola Run (1998) See more »


Joy to the World
Written by Hoyt Axton
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eleven years after this movie hit the screen, I just viewed it. After seeing pages of reviews, no one will read this, but I will add my 2 cents anyway. I dislike drug rehabilitation movies, abuse movies, and similar themes, but this one captured my interest during each scene. I watched it in the morning while finishing last night's left-over gin that was diluted with water from melted ice from the previous night. I saw myself.

The reason I dislike rehabilitation movies is that I feel like I'm watching someone else's problems, and I don't like entertainment based on someone else's pain. For those who like this type of entertainment, it is excellent. For those who need a life-changing event, it may serve that purpose too.

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