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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
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Malcolm
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Earl
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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What Love Built A Secret Could Destroy... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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The movie was based on ten pages of notes written by Orson Welles. See more »

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When Michael approaches Amy and her family in the Asian restaurant, the caption says they are speaking Chinese. They are actually speaking Vietnamese. See more »

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Alice Green: That is a sad little ensemble!
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As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »


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El Gusto (Son Huasteco)
Written by Elpidio Ramírez (as Elpidio Ramirez)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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FACING THE TRUTH
30 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Simply put, When A Man Loves A Woman is the best story about family in America since Ordinary People and Shoot The Moon. If that sounds a bit overblown -- too bad, because it's true. As a self professed fan of foreign films, this film manages to take an honest look at alcoholism and relationships rarely seen in American films. The actors inhabit a whole life here -- they feel like a real family with entire past lives. Every actor hits the right tone -- Meg Ryan is commanding, Andy Garcia simply takes his time, as does Tina Majorino, who gives a performance alongside Haley Joel Osment's in The Sixth Sense. Another rare take the script accomplishes (with Garcia's considerable help)is conveying Michael's emotional life and struggles with loving his wife in an expected - a layer also unseen in American films. This story asks uneasy questions and dosen't always profess to know the answers -- and sometimes, that's all we have.


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