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28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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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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.

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

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Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,310,672, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,170,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,198,945
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Trivia

Reni Santoni (Daniel) is married to director Betty Thomas. He and Jim Moody (the wedding limo driver) also worked together in Bad Boys (1983). See more »

Goofs

At the wedding reception, when Gwen and Jasper are dancing, they begin spinning in circles while holding hands. In most of the shots Gwen is holding onto the bow from the back of her dress. But in one shot it magically appears on the back of her dress again. See more »

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Gwen Cummings: Don't be someone else's slogan because you are poetry.
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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 »

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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Everything Is Beautiful
(1970)
Written and Performed by Ray Stevens
Courtesy of Barnaby Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Average Comedy/Drama
23 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sandra Bullock takes on a more serious role than usual in this light comedy drama set in rehab. Bullock's performance is OK, and the movie is reasonably entertaining, however I would hesitate to recommend this film too highly, even if you're a Sandra Bullock fan.

The problem I had with '28 Days' is in its failing to settle in a genre; it tries to be funny at the wrong times and this distracts from the seriousness of key moments in the film, where it should provoke an emotional response in the viewer.

Overall I generally enjoy Sandra Bullock movies, but I found '28 Days' fell a little flat, and failed to be either a good comedy or a good drama.

6/10


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