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The Lost Weekend (1945)


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5 out of 10 Brilliant!
Niamh from Cork, 07 May 2013
Vanity Fair did an article recently on the making of this movie which prompted me to rent it. It is based on a very successful book about an alcoholics last bender. The lead is brilliant, I believe he won an Oscar for it.
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Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle. But this bout looks like being his last...one way or the other. Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best...

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