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Successful Alcoholics (2010)

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A couple that are very successful in their jobs and at the same time have a drinking problem try to manage their love life, their social life and their jobs.


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Cast overview:
Lindsay's Editor
Hotel Attendant
Police Officer
Drake's Boss
Peter Karinen ...
Ryan Ridley ...
Denver Receptionist
Lindsay's Coworker


A couple that are very successful in their jobs and at the same time have a drinking problem try to manage their love life, their social life and their jobs.

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January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alcoólicos Bem Sucedidos  »

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This short is another time T.J. Miller and Lizzy work together, they both starred in Cloverfield. See more »


Lindsay: Do know what I said to that cop?
Drake: What?
Lindsay: I told him that we were alcoholics. And that I thought that if I didnt leave you that neither one of us would stop.
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Not A Great Success
18 February 2014 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a short film featuring Drake and Lindsey two fictional characters who have become physically addicted to alcohol and because of this find their world beginning to collapse around them . There's two ways co-writers TJ Miller and Jordan Vogt Roberts could develop this . One is a serious tone and the other is as quirky black comedy farce . Since it's a short film then predictably the quirky nature wins out in the end . This shouldn't be a criticism but the subject matter somewhat pales in comparison to more serious feature length movies featuring alcoholism . There also seems to be a slight misunderstanding of what alcoholism is . It's not the binge drinking seen on city streets on weekend evenings but the constant topping up where the alcoholic appears almost but not quite sober . A person with a serious alcohol addiction wouldn't vomit as seen here because their brain chemistry , especially the dopamine nerve receptors in the brain has been changed by alcohol use hence the brain doesn't send signals to the rest of the body to reject the alcohol . Quite the reverse - the brain craves alcohol

I am probably missing the point however and like so many short films Successful ALCOHOLICS is something of a calling card to studios that cries out come and get us . On a technical level involving cinematography and editing it's adequate enough but again I felt like the story could have done with a more gloomy nature . Nothing bad but nothing exceptional

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