Dec 5, 2022

Days of Wine and Roses


What would happen if you took a dial and turned up the consequences of the kind of drinking we see in movies all the time? You'd have Blake Edwards' Days of Wine and Roses (1962), his harrowing look at a marriage torn apart by alcoholism. "The journey to recovery" genre is still decades away, and Mike and Dan praise Jack Lemmon's, Lee Remick's, and Jack Klugman's performances in a film that stands the history of Hollywood drinking on its ear. This is a grim episode for a grim film, so pour a cup of black coffee before you give it a listen.

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