28 Days details
|Starring:||Steve Buscemi, Sandra Bullock, Dominic West, Azura Skye, Elizabeth Perkins, Margo Martindale, Diane Ladd, Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martin|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama - General|
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Apr 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish|
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Pretty good comedy for a serious subjectBy crockery (137 reviews) from Belfast , 08 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Sandra Bullock does a pretty good job of playing Gwen the drunken party girl who gets herself into trouble. She is not gung ho for a treatment center, but her other option is jail. Actually, I was not sure how she avoided jail at all, and 28 days seemed too short a time for all the hilarity, action and breakthroughs in this film, but other than these things, I was really impressed with Bullock and the ensemble acting - the balance of comedy and drama. The one actor I thought over-acted was in the character of Gwen's boyfriend. He was too much, and it was a relief to see him off the screen. Viggo Mortensen is endearing as the other guy for Gwen. I would like to have seen more of them together. I think people will love the soap opera gags and the send-up of drug/alcohol treatment centers, but will also get the serious nature of the interactions in the 'chemistry' among all the characters in treatment in the film.
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Dull and disappointingBy Fussypot (54 reviews) from Wales , 27 Oct 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI borrowed this because it was a Viggo Mortensen one I had missed. But he was barely in it. He is known for doing cameo roles in which he appears intensely for a short while and disappears, which I think would have been better for me as I could have skipped the rest of the film. He didn't appear until about a third of the way through the film and was only marginally seen in the rest of it. His character was good and well acted but could have been better developed - he just seemed to be oversexed and not much good for anything with no sign of improvement really. The character Gwen ( Sandra Bullock,) was supposed to be a writer but apart from a poor bit at the end showed no evidence of this at all. It was also a bit weird that she got the blame for incidents at her sisters wedding which really were due to her boyfriend throwing her around and not her actual work, yet he remained at large as it were. He did seem very sincere, but Gwen seemed to have no feelings for him, in fact she seemed very shallow all through and I couldn't sympathise with her at all. Some of the activities seemed plain daft. I could not see how anyone could expect someone with a broken leg to hobble on crutches cleaning toilets nor be expected to do climbing - dangerous and irresponsible and I do not believe any organisation would be so stupid to do that to their patients. Some of the dialogue, being American, I could not actually make out, it was too drawled, but it was drivel anyway mostly. It also seemed senseless to ban drugs, alcohol and caffeineated coffee yet allow them to smoke, a far worse drug, and fill up on loads of sweets which is far more likely to be mood changing that coffee! Also denying someone painkillers with a broken leg was ridiculous because they could easily be restricted to being given a regular dose only by the doctor.
The hugging and bonding and chanting and so on did make me cringe - that would be the worst torment getting to mix with strangers and having to touch them - yuk - it seemed a stupid way of getting people better - in fact the only two to leave before Gwen did failed miserably so it didn't seem that their ideas worked at all - so what was the point? All it did for Gwen was make her harder and colder when she left so she ditched the boyfriend who had stood by her the whole time and even romantically asked her to marry him while they were on a boat in the middle of a beautiful lake - all she could say was why now in re-hab! I also found it really strange that her childhood self appeared to be represented by a boy. I looked back at those scenes and still could not see a little girl. OKish on a dull afternoon when you are recovering from a cold but otherwise, don't bother.
If your not a Sandra Bullock fan your hate itBy Goldust22 (60 reviews) from Gloucester , 03 Aug 2011Im a Sandra Bullock fan i enjoy all her films and i thought this one was very good. But if im honest if it wasnt for her performance in the film this would of been a very adverage film.
Its a very good drama with comedy thrown into the mix.
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28 daysBy grrenfingers (136 reviews) from New Milton , 21 Sep 2010Sandra Bullock has the ability to bring comedic undertones to even the most serious role.She does this at times in this film,which is a frank look at the realities of alcoholism and drugs.She makes the film easier to watch.
28 daysBy stitchtwiglet (18 reviews) from Bedford , 24 Sep 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThought this film was really good, the characters became close to one another and i got more fond of them as the film went on the acting was good, there was a point to this film lots of morals with a pick me up factor near the end, though you do have to shed some tears to get there. Thought the ending was too quick i didn't want the credits to roll when they did, I would have liked to have seen what she did in her happier life. There were definitely some comical moments and lines though at times the film felt a little slow but i still wanted to see what would happen so it did keep my attention. A good drama that does make you abit depressed especially if you have been through a similar situation and can relate to the characters, but as the film goes on it does start to make you feel good when she gets her life back on track.
great film played by a great actressBy Nicola from uk , 24 Mar 2009I actually really liked this film,i didn't think it was going to be that good but it was. Sandra Bullock pays an alcoholic who ends up in rehab, the film follows her through her 28days detox and shows you how her and her lives changes as a result.
Got some funny bits but at the same time is quite a serious film