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28 Days

Published February 20, 2022

28 Days

Film info

  • Title 28 Days
  • Director Betty Thomas
  • Year 2000
  • Run time 1hr 43m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama
  • Tagline The life of the party... before she got a life

When her alcoholic misdemeanours land her in court on a drunk-driving charge, Gwen Cummings is sentenced to 28 days in rehab. Arriving at the clinic, Gwen at first resists the discipline and emotional honesty required by her treatment, but she soon forms bonds with the other inmates and builds up the courage to tackle her problem.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:37 You can’t put stockings on in a cab, the logistics don’t work.
9:00 Can’t decide if it’s better or worse to have a wooden house when a car crashes into it.
10:40 Fraterinisation.
12:13 Betting with cake.
15:03 Couldn’t she keep the chocolate in anything other than a plastic bag.
21:38 Loving the tannoy announcements like 2 Point 4 Hospital.
37:34 I don’t want equine therapy… can’t we have cute puppy therapy or something instead?
39:30 I’m loving Sandy’s hair in this.
49:33 How many types of fork are there, for goodness' sake?
54:46 “That’s not what your neck sign says.”
1:07:32 Reluctant baseball coaching is hilarious.
1:22:18 “Those are just things you’ve done, not who you are.”
1:34:55 I absolutely would need to know where he got the turkey from.
1:35:35 Oooh, cheese rolling reference!

Thoughts

This is an interesting movie because it’s brilliant thanks to Sandra, obviously, but otherwise it’s just a good film that’s kinda forgettable. I wish they could have done more with Steve Buscemi, and it felt like Sandy’s recovery came a little too easily in the end, but honestly, I could watch her in anything. I don’t think I’d actively recommend this film but if you do end up watching it, you’ll be ok.

Rating: 3 / 5

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