Friday, October 30, 2009


Screenplay by Debra Granik and Richard Lieske
Directed by Debra Granik

Vera Farmiga
Hugh Dillon
Clint Jordan
Caridad De La Luz

Premiere date: January 15, 2004 (Sundance Film Festival)
R for pervasive drug content, language and some sexuality.

Irene is a working-class mother living in upstate New York. She struggles to keep her marriage together and raise two sons while keeping her cocaine addiction a secret. After a series of nearly fatal mishaps, and finally hoping to make a change in her life, she decides to check herself into a rehab center. She knew kicking the habit would be tough, but the experience proves even more difficult than she could have anticipated. There, she meets and falls in love with a fellow reformed addict. When one of them falls into a relapse with the addiction, their commitment to staying clean - and to each other - shatters.

Sundance Film Festival
Dramatic Directing Awards - Debra Granik
Special Jury Prize - Vera Farmiga


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