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A dramatic treatment of a family torn apart by alcoholism and recovering from it, this was a star vehicle for popular actress [[Performer~P62388~Meg Ryan~megryan]], who plays Alice Green, a school counselor who has a serious drinking problem. Her husband is Michael ([[Performer~P196022~Andy Garcia~andygarcia]]), an airline pilot. Though she's lighthearted and loving, Alice is often reckless and, when drunk, even neglects her children, nine-year-old daughter Jess ([[Performer~P167748~Tina Majorino~tinamajorino]]) from a previous marriage, and four-year-old daughter Casey ([[Performer~P198304~Mae Whitman~maewhitman]]), whose father is Michael. After an accident, Alice realizes that she has "hit bottom" and goes into a clinic for rehab. When she returns home, she has kicked her addiction and has become independent and strong, and her perfectionist, controlling husband has trouble adjusting. Michael is used to his wife being weak and helpless, and they end up seeing a marriage counselor to recover from Michael's "co-dependency" on Alice's role as an alcoholic. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:April 29, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Meg Ryan Best Actress 1994 Nominee

Cast

Andy Garcia
as Michael Green
Meg Ryan
as Alice Green
Lauren Tom
as Amy
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Gary
Tina Majorino
as Jess Green
Ellen Burstyn
as Emily
Mae Whitman
as Casey Green
Eugene Roche
as Walter
La Tanya Richardson
as Dr. Gina Mendez
Brandis Kemp
as AA Woman #3
Ellen Geer
as Woman at Al-Anon
Steven Brill
as Madras Tie Guy
Ronald Bass
as AA Man #1
Joe Drago
as AA Man #2
Gail Strickland
as Pam
Andrew Magarian
as AA Man #3
Susanna Thompson
as Janet
Tony Montero
as Bartender
William Frankfather
as Al-Anon Leader

Crew

Luis Mandoki
Director
Simon Maslow
Producer
Al Franken
Producer
Jon Avnet
Producer
Jordan Kerner
Producer
Al Franken
Screenwriter
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Susan Shilliday
Screenwriter
Lajos Koltai
Cinematographer
Zbigniew Preisner
Composer (Music Score)
Garth Craven
Editor
Stuart Wurtzel
Production Designer
Steven A. Saklad
Art Director
Susan Merzbach
Co-producer
C. Tad Devlin
Co-producer
Salli Newman
Associate Producer
Ronald Bass
Executive Producer
Kara Lindstrom
Set Designer
Stan Tropp
Set Designer
Linda M. Bass
Costume Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Danton
First Assistant Director
Cathy Sandrich
Casting
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Casting
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