“I've never ran across a movie seriously addressing the topic of alcoholism, that
is until I saw Glassland. Most dramas will show you the drunk dad who drinks too
much because that's what some bad dads do in western culture, or the stressed mum
who drinks too much because the bad dad did something bad. Glassland shows the true
ugly colour of Alcoholism as an addiction and an illness. Based in Dublin, John (played
by Jack Reynor), mid-twenties cab driver, has two problems to deal with: trying to
save his single mother, Jean (played by Toni Collette) from alcoholism all while
being unintentionally tangled in human trafficking as a cab driver while it affects
his conscience despite that he needs the money to pay for everything as his mother
just stays home and drinks herself to death”
In the near future, Frank Grieves is a new breed of police officer working in a city
where all recreational drugs are legal. When he is taken off a case involving an
unidentified corpse, he discovers that legalization has come at a price.
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MY NAME IS KATE (TV 1994)
“Kate (Donna Mills) is an alcoholic--and, as is often the case, she is in full denial
regarding her illness. Only when she is threatened with mass desertion by her husband,
children and best friend does the sullen Kate agree to seek out treatment. A lengthy
and often harrowing rehabilitation period with a varied group of recovering addicts
seems to have a enlightening effect on Kate, who promises her loved ones--and herself--that
she has taken her last drink. Thus is established the tension that permeates the
final half of the made-for-TV My Name Is Kate, for which Donna Mills pulled double
duty as star and producer”.
The film made its initial ABC appearance on January 24, 1994. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Our filthy hero Gus mutters to himself, just before stealing a white Rolls Royce.
He happens upon Ruby, a stunning tattoo artist he's always had a thing for, and waves
her into the convertible. The misfits escape the city and into nature, sharing a
joint, wondering why things used to be so much cooler in the '70s. Asthma is a modern
romance that explores addiction in a fresh and honest way. She warns him not to fall
in love with her, but the higher you are the harder you fall.