First screened in November 2012
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle, Nadine Velazquez, Tamara Tunie, Brian Geraghty, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Adam Tomei, Conor O'Neill, James Badge Dale, Garcelle Beauvais, Justin Martin, Peter Gerety, E. Roger Mitchell, Ravi Kapoor. Screenplay: John Gatins.
Twitter Capsule: Strong Denzel perf and cliché-testing idea about alcohol highs as mixed blessings. Still, full of crutches and cul-de-sacs.

Photo © 2012 Paramount Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Best Original Screenplay: John Gatins

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Denzel Washington

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Spotlight Award (Goodman; also cited for Argo, ParaNorman, and Trouble with the Curve)

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