Frank and Nancy are a married couple living in a British-style big house. They proudly send their only daughter to college. But it turns out that the wealth of the family is not unlimited - To pay for the education of their daughter and hide financial collapse from her close ones, Frank and Nancy secretly arrange a garage sale at night, pouring it all in with alcohol.Written by
Drunk Parents was filmed in 2016 but not released until 2019. See more »
The movie is set in September (as evidenced by the epilogue being on Thanksgiving "two months later"), but a large snowfall takes place during the course of the week, meaning it was filmed in winter. See more »
As a screenwriter myself I know how difficult it is to get anything produced let alone a movie. It is all the more mystifying then that something as awful as this ever saw the light of day. What is even more of a mystery is how two actors of Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek's stature were persuaded to sign up for it in the first place. I can only guess at their motives but I suspect they were doing it as a favour to the director or one of the producers. If not, both should sack their agents immediately.
The leads do their best to navigate their way through what is a painfully unfunny script but, ultimately, this will probably go down as the low point of their careers. It's a real shame as Baldwin in particular has turned in some great performances over the years - his cameo in Glengarry Glen Ross being one of my personal favourites. He and Hayek will no doubt bounce back from this but the director and co-writer, Fred Wolf - a former stand-up, unbelievably - may struggle to put this stinker behind him.
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