Days of Wine and Roses


4 out of 5 snowstones

I guess I'm in an alcoholic mood: one day after watching The Lost Weekend, I watched another movie about binge drinking, Days of Wine and Roses starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as a couple that turns into a threesome: him, her, and the bottle. And star they do, especially Lemmon (a real alcoholic at the time) who shouts, cries, screams and howls his way through the movie in a profoundly harrowing way. I always thought that 'The China Syndrome' was his first really serious part. I was wrong; it's just that the public hated him in a serious role until then. I don't see why, though; his performance, as well as the movie as a whole, touched me more than did yesterday's Weekend.

Posted by cronopio at 10:56 AM, August 31, 2007