When a Man Loves a Woman Movie Review 1994

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Time to get suspicious when song titles become film titles. Alice Green (Ryan) is the mother in a perfect little family, with a loving husband (Garcia), two little girls, and a satisfying career. She's also a closet alcoholic. Less about her alcoholism than the effect on her family and her hubby in particular, shown as a '90s sort of guy who allows Alice to keep her secret. Ryan's detox treatments and struggle back to sobriety are fertile ground for psycho-babble and 12-step cliches, but solid performances save this picture from drying out.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Rehab, Marriage, On the Rocks, Moms, Yuppie Nightmares
Ronald Bass, Al Franken
Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Lauren Tom, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Eugene Roche, LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Lajos Koltai
Luis Mandoki
Zbigniew Preisner
Jordan Kerner, Jon Avnet, Simon Maslow, Ronald Bass, Al Franken, Touchstone Pictures


Blockbuster 1995: Drama Actress, V. (Ryan).

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