Keyword: alcoholism

Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcomer to a thoroughly corrupted stock-pumper and IPO cowboy. Having quickly amassed an absurd fortune...
Master

The Master (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 09/13/2012
World War II vet Freddie Quell is searching for meaning when he stumbles onto Lancaster Dodd, the leader of a movement he calls the Cause. As Freddie gets deeper and deeper into Dodd's system, he begins to wonder if the guru is a genius or a con man.
Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/22/2012
Hester Collyer has tried and failed to commit suicide. Some time before, she left her husband, a respectable High Court Judge, for a semi-alcoholic former R.A.F. pilot. The relationship was physical and passionate but his ardor has cooled, leaving her emotionally stranded and desperate. By the end she is brought to a hard decision to live, partly through the intercession of another resident of the...
Flight

Flight (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/01/2012
Whip Whitaker is a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane.
Non-Stop

Non-Stop (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 02/27/2014
During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Surrounded by only a couple of people he initially believes are trustworthy, the...
Joe

Joe (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Hard-living, ex-con Joe hires teenage Gary and his destitute father into his "tree-poisoning" crew for a lumber company. Joe sees in Gary a determination, raw decency and a sense of resilience that he barely believes possible. Gary has had nothing in life, has never spent a day in school, yet something drives him to take care of his family, protect his sister from his father's ugly moods and hope...
Orange County

Orange County (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 01/10/2002
High school senior Shaun Brumder finds out one day that there's more to life than surfing and sunning in California's Orange County. A friend's freak surfing accident causes Shaun to seriously reassess his life. As he does so, he finds, buried in the sand, a copy of Marcus Skinner's novel, "Straight Jacket." By the time he's done reading the book, Shaun realizes that his destiny is to become a...
Calvary

Calvary (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Father James is a good man intent on making the world a better place, he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. After being threatened during confession, he must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Hancock

Hancock (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 07/01/2008
There are heroes--there are superheroes--and then there's Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility--everyone knows that--everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough--as...
Life Itself

Life Itself (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/03/2014
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, this documentary explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Given unprecedented access to Roger and his wife Chaz during the final four months of his life, the filmmakers captured Roger's fighting...

The Nice Guys (2016)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/16/2016
Big Sur

Big Sur (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
When Jack Kerouac becomes overwhelmed by the success of his opus "On the Road," he struggles to battle inner demons and seeks respite in three brief sojourns to a cabin in the small, coastal California town of Big Sur.

Stretch (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Stretch is a Hollywood limo driver with a dark past. When Stretch is in need of quick cash to pay back his debts to a notorious gangster, he takes a job with a billionaire client in hopes of a big payday. His client's eccentricities soon escalate into a wild night of adventure, sex, and danger which begins to make the fate of returning to the mob empty-handed seem reasonable.
Finding Amanda

Finding Amanda (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/26/2008
Taylor Mendon is a television writer and producer working on a low-rated, little-respected half-hour sitcom. Once destined for bigger and better things, Taylor's compulsive gambling, recreational drug use and drinking all conspired to throw his career off the rails. After kicking the alcohol and drugs, he only has one more hurdle--the horses. His beautiful twenty-year old niece Amanda has her...

I Saw the Light (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/12/2014
Follows the life and music of influential country singer Hank Williams, from the singer's turbulent first marriage to Audrey Mae Sheppard in 1944, through his early radio career to his debut, in 1949, at the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. There, Williams' his performance of Lovesick Blues brought the house down, and later the song sat at No. 1 on the Billboard Country &...
Down in the Delta

Down in the Delta (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
An elderly African-American woman, desperate to get her family out of the Chicago projects, sends them to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta isn't keen to go, as she drinks too much and the uncle lives in a dry county. Uncle Earl has enough on his plate already, as he has a struggling business and a wife with Alzheimer's disease. But the family does find strength in their...
Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 12/12/2013
Walt Disney spent twenty years in pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers' popular novel, "Mary Poppins," a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters. When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney's desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen, Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the...
Nebraska

Nebraska (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous old alcoholic thinks he's struck it rich and wrangles his son into taking a road trip across the heartland of America to claim the fortune.
Dangerous Parking

Dangerous Parking (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/22/2008
Noah Arkwright is a cult director in the indie film world and his life is on a crash course, with Noah steering himself towards his own destruction. His life is one of success and excess. Everything--alcohol, drugs, girls, fame--that Noah can get his hands on he wolfs down with an insatiable hunger. But he is running towards a brick wall--alcoholism and drug addiction have him firmly in their...
Delta Farce

Delta Farce (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 05/10/2007
Down on his luck after losing his job and his girlfriend on the same day, Larry decides to join his neighbor, Bill, and his combat-happy buddy, Everett, for a relaxing weekend of drinking and target practice. But when the three hapless guys are mistaken for Army Reservists by the hard-nosed Sergeant Kilgrove, they're loaded onto an army plane headed for Fallujah, Iraq--and mistakenly ejected in a...

The Twenty (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
Sober for three months, San Francisco film editor Carty thinks he's in control of his life, no longer a victim of self-inflicted alcoholic blackouts. But after finding a twenty-dollar bill reporting a rape committed in Michigan seven years ago, Carty finds himself perversely obsessed with the crime, determined to solve the puzzle presented by the twenty. Carty follows the clues across the country...
He's Way More Famous Than You

He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
When former "Squid and the Whale" starlet, Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop, she realizes that something in her life has to change she has to become "way more famous!" So, armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and the "gay guy from Ugly Betty" to make her own movie, starring herself and any...
Stuart Saves His Family

Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/11/1995
When Stuart Smalley tangles with his "rage-aholic" station manager, he loses his public access TV show. This triggers one of his characteristic "shame spirals," and things go from bad to worse when a favorite old aunt dies, leaving a meager inheritance, which prompts Stuart to return home to Minneapolis in a vain, co-dependent attempt to save his entire family from themselves.
Crazy Eyes

Crazy Eyes (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 07/05/2012
With too much money and time on his hands, Zach looks like he's living the dream. There's a steady stream of beautiful women and the party never ends. He meets a girl he calls "Crazy Eyes" and she's unlike anyone he's ever met before. She's the one woman Zach can't have, so naturally he wants her. While Zach's hard-partying lifestyle threatens to go off the rails, family concerns begin to play a...
Struck by Lightning

Struck by Lightning (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 01/10/2013
High school senior Carson Phillips was headed for bigger things than his narrow-minded small town could offer when he was suddenly killed by lightning in his school parking lot. After his death, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life through witty and insightful flashbacks. They include a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school (concocted with his best friend), life with his...