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Four Good Days, Glenn Close-Mila Kunis Fail To Bring This Mother-Daughter Drug Addiction Drama Alive |

Four Good Days,  Glenn Close-Mila Kunis Fail To Bring This Mother-Daughter  Drug Addiction  Drama Alive

Four Good Days

Starring  Glenn Close, Mila Kunis and Stephen Root.

Directed by  Rodrigo Garcia

Rating: **

 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…

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