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The Good Times Are Killing Me (2009)

TV Movie  |  Drama  |  13 September 2009 (Canada)
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A successful lawyer finds herself in rehab where she befriends a couple of oddballs who help her crack an important case.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kate Derby
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Lexy
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Shane
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Melanie
Duncan Regehr ...
US Senator Sam Talbot
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Cameron Derby
Diana Leblanc ...
Celia Derby
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Gary
Ali Craig ...
Craig
Marilla Wex ...
Jane
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Mike Norton
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Huxley
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Sebastian Derby (as Josh Peace)
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Beatrice
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Dominic Derby
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Kate Derby is a successful Washington DC lawyer, a career which does not seem to be enough to gain the acceptance or love of her parents, Cameron and Celia Derby, he a soon to be retired Canadian diplomat. Her parents' feelings are exacerbated by Kate accepting the case against their friend, Senator Sam Talbot. The case is a defamation lawsuit brought against him in he awarding a defense contract to a British firm, which has led to the financial ruin of Kate's American defense contractor client. En route from DC to London to gather information for the case, Kate collapses unconscious. She awakens in a secured London drug and alcohol rehab facility, she learns committed for a minimum of four months, the papers signed by her physician and an independent psychiatrist. She believes she is being framed by Talbot, especially since she is in possession of some sensitive information against him, while the facility administration tries to convince her that she has an alcohol abuse problem. As ... Written by Huggo

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Great take on denial!
20 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I stumbled on this film by accident and I'm glad I did. Reminded me of Michael Clayton, in that I knew something bad was going on and wasn't quite sure what it was although I thought it had a great and satisfying revelation at the end. I think this was the first time I have seen a film that deals with denial rather than just the booze and addiction. Thought the cast were great and very believable, especially Kelly Rowan who actually managed to make us feel sorry for a potentially unsympathetic cut-throat lawyer! Surprised this was a CTV show, felt more like a US cable type thing. Might not be to everyone's taste because you really had to concentrate to work it all out and there were no guns or explosions in it!


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