MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 42,759 this week

The Alcohol Years (2000)

 -  Documentary
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Alcohol Years (2000)

The Alcohol Years (2000) on IMDb 6.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Alcohol Years.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Amour fou (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann
Lourdes (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

Director: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley
Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Director: Richard Jobson
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch
Exhibition (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.

Director: Joanna Hogg
Stars: Viviane Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Carol Morley
Stars: Melanie Beckley, Miranda Colmans, Maxine Peake
The Falling (2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Carol Morley
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Ellie Bamber, Mathew Baynton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Stella Grundy ...
Herself
Douglas Hart ...
Himself
Dave Haslam ...
Himself
Bruce Mitchell ...
Himself
Vini Reilly ...
Himself
Pete Shelley ...
Himself
Debby Turner ...
Herself
Tony Wilson ...
Himself (as Anthony Wilson)
Alan Wise ...
Himself
Richard Witts ...
Himself (as Dick Witts)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why are we being asked to watch this? I don't know since its an hour you will never get back
3 August 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is the story of Carol Morley's wild and wanton years back in the 1980's. The film is a series of talking heads of the people Carol slept and partied with back on the 1980's while she was in a band inter-cut with old film footage and new film footage. Carol doesn't appear on film and the film is structured as if the interviewees are talking to Carol and the inter-cut footage is memory.

I think.

Then again I really don't care. There is only so much that I can hear about some one's sex life over and over again before I stop caring. Usually about two minutes, this is 50 odd minutes more than that. Actually to be honest the problem is not that I don't want to hear about her sex life, I would, if it was interesting, but its not, its the same basic tale repeated over and over again. There is talk about Carol's partying but mostly people seem to focus on the sex, or so it seemed to me.

I watched this hoping that I would find something to latch onto, but I couldn't. I don't know why this would interest anyone other that the director who may or may not have made this in an effort to remember how many people she actually slept with. I have no idea what sort of hubris would make someone think that anyone other than those involved with her would want to see this film.

2 out of 10 for the five minutes that the film is interesting.


3 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the alcohol years on DVD missingcarol
Discuss The Alcohol Years (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page