The Lost Weekend

1945 • 100 minutes
20 reviews
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The Best Picture of 1945 has lost none of its bite or power in this uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism. Ironically, this brilliant Billy Wilder film was almost never released because of poor reaction by preview audiences unaccustomed to such stark realism from Hollywood, but the film has since gone on to be regarded as one of the all-time great dramas in movie history. Ray Milland's haunting portrayal of a would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a self-destructive three-day binge. Filled with riveting imagery, the multiple Academy Award®-winner offers an unforgettable view of life on the edge. (Original Title - The Lost Weekend) - 1945 Paramount Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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20 reviews
Phillip Ressler
January 25, 2020
My understanding that the story was was originally called the Last Weekend. There is a hint to it at the end when Milland mentions shooting himself after is last drunken spree. Love this movie and Millands performance.
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Pamela Swearingen
October 25, 2016
Still sends chills down my spine.
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January 13, 2021
Billy wilder is awsome
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