Under the Influence (1986)
|Alternate Title(s):||Adult Children of Alcoholics|
|Articles:||Tagged 'Under the Influence'|
|Andy Griffith||Noah Talbot|
|Season Hubley||Ann Talbot Simpson|
|Paul Provenza||Stephen Talbot|
|Keanu Reeves||Eddie Talbot|
|Dana Andersen||Terri Talbot|
|Kario Salem||John Simpson|
|Richard Lawson||Dr. Duran|
|Joyce Van Patten||Helen Talbot|
|Eve Smith||Mrs. Clark|
|Susan Ruttan||Ms. Morgan|
|Janet Rotblatt||Miss Seaver|
|so real (2017-12-04 16:42:00)|
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|Since I started my quest to see as many of Keanu's movies as possible I could as well say something :)
The portrayal of an alcoholic's family in this movie is so real! A variety of coping mechanisms of different family members are shown. And as I know some people who lived through a similar experience of living with an alcoholic I can say these are actually pretty real ways people behave in a situation like this. The film has a lot to say even today when alcoholism is considered a problem beyond the moral weakness.
As for Keanu, I think he comes across as a very believable character, especially when the father dies and he does not know what to do or at the very end. Brilliant!
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