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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.

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Betty Thomas

Writer:

Susannah Grant
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Cast

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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Storyline

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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

28 días 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,170,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,198,945
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A YMCA in North Carolina was used as the Serenity Glen rehab. The YMCA continued to operate during the shooting of the film. 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 Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Mitch Miller
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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23 January 2011 | by alur7See all my reviews

Eleven years after this movie hit the screen, I just viewed it. After seeing pages of reviews, no one will read this, but I will add my 2 cents anyway. I dislike drug rehabilitation movies, abuse movies, and similar themes, but this one captured my interest during each scene. I watched it in the morning while finishing last night's left-over gin that was diluted with water from melted ice from the previous night. I saw myself.

The reason I dislike rehabilitation movies is that I feel like I'm watching someone else's problems, and I don't like entertainment based on someone else's pain. For those who like this type of entertainment, it is excellent. For those who need a life-changing event, it may serve that purpose too.


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