28 Days Reviews
Good film! Sandra Bullock did an amazing job at one of her earlier films as an actress. 28 Days" is one of the most accurate movies about alcoholism and drug addiction I can remember. The film does not glamorize or poke fun at its thematic content, but instead shimmers in truth depicting the problems in which a nowhere life can lead.This movie teaches us lessons through its characters. And the lessons are well taught. Recommended to all.
After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she has an alcohol addiction. After getting to know some of the other patients, Gwen gradually begins to re-examine her life and see that she does, in fact, have a serious problem. The path to recovery will not be easy, and success will not be guaranteed or even likely, but she is now willing to give it a try.
Positives: Most actors nail there spots. There is some humrous moments and some emotional moments. The film makes a decent attempt to boost you from high-times, to low times, as to get you emotionally connected to the film.
Negatives: This unbalance between Comedy and Seriousness while it did not completley fail could of done itself better to just stick to one. Sometimes the comedy is to funny to make the movie seem real during it's serious moments. It's a tough balance that didnt fail but it also didnt do the movie great deeds.
Overall: This movie is good but it's not perfection. It would of been much better off being completley serious as all the actors are wonderful and I feel could really tackle this serious subject on a serious note. The flaws are on the behalf of the writers/directors but the actors make it worth a watch or two.
Check it out but do not go into it all that seriously or you may be dissapointed.
The moments that are supposed to make you cry dont, the monents that are supposed to make you laugh dont, and the moments that are supposed to make you think dont.
One of the worst 50 movies I have ever seen.