Saturday, March 28, 2009

Under the Influence (1986) TV Movie

A long-time alcoholic's drinking begins to have a devastating effect not only on his personal life but on his family as well. Excellent movie on multiple levels, works as entertainment and as a lesson. Perfect casting, appropriate acting and believable writing make this a keeper. The story is told through the eyes of the older brother, now a stand-up comedian. Basically, the whole movie is a recounting via his stage act. Interesting device, Provenza pulls it off wonderfully.

Under the Influence (1986) TV Movie
Cast: Andy Griffith, Eve Smith, Joyce Van Patten, Keanu Reeves, Paul Provenza, Season Hubley, Susan Ruttan, William Schallert

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