Bill W. (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Bill W.
The best thing about "Bill W." is it paints the man as both inspirational and weak, damaged and determined and always searching. It makes Bill W. human.
Pretty much like the man himself: solid, sometimes flawed and seriously unflashy.
"Bill W." tells the story of Bill Wilson and the organization he co-founded, Alcoholics Anonymous.
A fascinating character study, whether you have any connection (as so many do) to the so-called recovery movement.
This is a real portrait that demonstrates that even when alcoholics quit drinking, it doesn't cure them of their other flaws. But it also gives credit where it's due.
Audience Reviews for Bill W.
Presents a much more nuanced look at "Bill W." and Alcoholics Anonymous than I would have expected. There's not enough time in an hour and a half or so to dig deep, but it certainly scoops below the surface regularly.
Never before have I been so moved by a film. It is beautifully shot and sequenced and possibly one of the most enjoyable documentaries I have ever seen. As a non-AA member, I was still completely captivated by the amazing story of Bill W.
this was quite interesting, contains a lot of footage and photo's of Bill and the people in his life that were close to him; it also contained information that i had not heard previously; and it covered the aspect of how difficult it was for Bill himself to be anonymous, and just be an AA member instead of to be so revered and looked up to by AA's members; it also covered the necessity and development of the traditions as well as the whole LSD situation which is explained in detail; if you are interested at all in this subject, I suggest you see this, it's a tad bit long, but I found the subject matter and the contents worth hanging in there for
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