Now playing in select theaters across the country, as well as video on demand (VOD), including Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play. is the gut wrenching drama, Four Good Days.
Four Good Days stars Mila Kunis (That 70’s Show, Bad Moms) and Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction, The Wife). The film was directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Four Good Days is the story about a drug addict named Molly (Kunis) and her estranged mother, Deb (Close).
Molly shows up on Deb’s door, the way she has many times over the past ten years. Molly has been addicted to drugs ever since she had a jet ski accident and was prescribed oxycodone (as per Deb she was prescribed 75 pills, and received refills with no questioning). Molly’s addiction grew from Oxycodone to drugs like meth and crack.
Deb’s instinct is to tell Molly to leave, and don’t come back until she’s “clean,” something she has told her daughter too many times. Molly begs her mother to let her in, but she refuses.
The next day, Molly is still there, and Deb offers to take her to a drug clinic. The clinic can only keep her for three days, however, there is an injection Molly can receive that will prevent her from getting “high.” Molly would like the opportunity to take the injection, so that she can get clean, but she would have to remain drug free for a total of seven days (one week). At that time, she was only clean for three days.
Deb reluctantly allows Molly to stay with her and her step-father for four days. This is easier said than done.
Through the course of the next few days, Molly and Deb both struggle with issues, both past and present, as well as with their fractured relationship due to her drug addictions.
How far is Deb willing to go – again – to save her daughter? How much does Molly truly want to kick her drug addiction once and for all? After all, this was Molly’s fifteenth time at a rehab. What would make this time any different?
To find out what happens, purchase or rent Four Good Days. Look for it at a theater near you, or on video on demand where you rent or purchase movies.
WOW. Just wow. This is an amazing film that highlights that downside of drug abuse and addiction, and how it affects everyone, not just the “druggie.” In this film, you’ll not only see what Molly’s drug addition does to her life, but also her mom Deb’s, her sister, her step-father, her relationships and her children. It’s like a ripple effect.
This film does NOT glorify drug addiction, or romanticize it. This film gets down to the nitty gritty of drug addiction and it’s negative effects, from rotting teeth, to losing custody of your children, and just about everything else you can think of.
I don’t know whose performance was better – Kunis or Close? To be honest, both women gave incredible performances. I’m not kidding when I say I could see both of them being nominated for a “Best Actress Award” for their portrayals of Molly and Deb.
This role seems like it was written with Kunis in mind. Normally she looks so pretty and “put together.” In this film she looks horrible, as you would expect someone addicted to drugs to look like. She’s very gaunt and sickly looking. Her hair is stringy and multi-colored, and overall she looks like a “hot mess.”
Close, in the role of Deb, looks like a happy housewife and someone who has it all together – but – looks can be deceiving. She has some deep, dark secrets of her own. Even though she tries to stay on top of things with Molly, she starts to “crack” under pressure too.
Both ladies excelled in their roles.
This is a deeply, powerful movie. It’s not only about drug addiction and what effect it has on the druggie and their loved ones, but it’s also a film about love, hope, fear, perseverance and family – as well as what lengths someone would go for the people they love.
I highly recommend this incredible film.
This film is rated “R” for the intense content and for a lot of cursing (I’ve heard Glenn Close curse so much).
You can learn about the film on it’s official website, FourGoodDays.com. The film can also be found on Facebook (@FourGoodDays), Twitter (@FourGoodDays) and Instagram (@FourGoodDays). The official hashtag is #FourGoodDays.
Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener link in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.