Four Good Days
Starring Glenn Close, Mila Kunis and Stephen Root.
Directed by Rodrigo Garcia
I so wanted to love this film. A mother-daughter trauma drama about the daughter fighting off drug addiction. Scenes from the 1990 Shirley MacLaine -Meryl Streep drama Postcards From The Edge where Streep played an alcoholic in a troubled relationship with her formidable mother, played in my mind as I tried to plunge myself into this new avatar of the age-old parent-child melodrama.
Four Good Days is 100 trite minutes of diatribe and discourse and disheveled drama on drug addiction. Forget Postcards From The Edge, not one moment of the drama seemed genuine here. The emotions flow in a stream of stiffened formulistic consciousness. Mom is ruthless. Daughter is Penitent. Mom softens. Daughter Betrays…and so on and so forth.
It’s not as though the director doesn’t try to…