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28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | | 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.

Director:

Betty Thomas

Writer:

Susannah Grant
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Gwen Cummings
Viggo Mortensen ... Eddie Boone
Dominic West ... Jasper
Elizabeth Perkins ... Lily
Azura Skye ... Andrea
Steve Buscemi ... Cornell
Alan Tudyk ... Gerhardt
Mike O'Malley ... Oliver (as Michael O'Malley)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Roshanda
Reni Santoni ... Daniel
Diane Ladd ... Bobbie Jean
Margo Martindale ... Betty
Susan Krebs ... Evelyn
Loudon Wainwright III ... Guitar Guy
Katie Scharf ... Young Gwen
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New York based writer Gwen Cummings knows that she drinks a lot but doesn't believe it's a problem, and if she decides that it is an issue that she could stop drinking on her own. She and her live-in boyfriend Jasper fuel each other's hyperactivity with this excessive alcohol consumption, "a normal life" is not in either's vocabulary. Between Gwen and her older straight-laced sister Lily, Gwen more closely resembles their larger than life mother, who was also an alcoholic and who died because of that when they were children. Lily believes that Gwen's addictions makes her a difficult if not impossible person to love. While Gwen is in a drunken stupor at Lily's wedding, Gwen causes one issue after another, ruining the day for Lily. Gwen is forced to examine her drinking with the culmination of bad events she caused at the wedding, leading to her being court ordered to enter into rehab or jail for twenty-eight days, which is only marginally more tolerable an idea to her than the ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Life of the Party... before she got a life.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving substance abuse, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Having sex in the handicap elevator is based on a true story of sex addicts in rehab sneaking off to have sex in the handicap elevator. They thought it was the one place they would not get caught. See more »

Goofs

When Gwen is getting off the bus in the woods, she has no leg brace on. As the scene progresses, it is back on. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Cummings: [Breaking down] I'm sorry I make it impossible for you to love me.
Lily: [Consoling her] Oh, Gwen, you make it impossible for me not to love you.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

TV version changes Gerhardt's greatest wish. In the original it is to have his foreskin back, this is changed to wishing for an 'Abba (I)' box set. See more »

Connections

References Astroboy (1963) See more »

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Show Me The Way to Go Home
(1925)
Written by Irving King and Hal Swain
(Pseudonyms for Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly)
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SIMILAR EXPERIENCE
28 October 2004 | by marzbutSee all my reviews

I liked it very much because I had a similar experience, so this movie gives me the chance to think about it and about my new life.

What happens in the rehab center match my experience I had in Germany but I must underligne that the change is not so quick as it is showed in the movie. And I'd like to underline that after the therapy in the rehab center one must keep on adopting the new life rules. It is very hard and one must have the courage to want the change but it is worth it. I would like to study the script because I did not understand all the words, in fact I am not English mother tongue. Anyway, this movie is a good help to see what happens to others in the similar situation.

Could anyone suggest me where to find the script on the web?

Thank you in advance

Ciao Marzia


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

28 Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,310,672, 16 April 2000

Gross USA:

$37,170,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,198,945
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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