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28 Days (2000)

 -  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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After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she has an alcohol addiction. After getting to know some of the other patients, Gwen gradually begins to re-examine her life and see that she does, in fact, have a serious problem. The path to recovery will not be easy, and success will not be guaranteed or even likely, but she is now willing to give it a try. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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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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$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£127,743 (UK) (16 June 2000)

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$305,645 (Denmark) (15 September 2000)
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Trivia

The gum wrapper chain was made by prop master Dean Wilson's wife. It took her two weeks to make three different sized chains. See more »

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During the 'Santa Booze' skit, Daniel (a former doctor) corrects Oliver's pronunciation of the disease 'Falcon' suffers from by saying something that sounds like "Melagioma Nestocytroma", but there is no such disease. See more »

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Jasper: No one adult human being is happy! People are born, they have a limited amount of time going around thinking life is dandy but then, inevitably, tragedy strikes and they realise life equals loss! The whole point of the game is to minimise the pain caused by that equation! Now some people do it by having kids, or making money, or taking up coin collecting, and others do it by getting wasted.
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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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Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)
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Written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper
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America's sweetheart in rehab
1 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) is a mess. She crashes the limo ruining her sister Lily (Elizabeth Perkins)'s wedding reception. She's forced into rehab for 28 days. Her boyfriend Jasper (Dominic West) is an enabler and smuggle drugs into rehab. The treatment center is full of eccentric addicts run by Cornell (Steve Buscemi).

The eccentrics have their moments. Parts of it is dark. It's tone gets uneven and changes a lot. The good part is Sandra Bullock. She has an innate charm and likability which makes all her craziness very cute. Her vulnerability seems raw and real. It's probably pretty accurate about rehab with an added splash of comedy. It's better and more serious than what's in the trailer.


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