The Lost Weekend Movie Review Summary

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A writer struggling with alcoholism plans to go away to the country for the weekend with his brother and girlfriend, only finding an excuse to stay behind in the city. He steals his brother's money to buy two bottles of rye and binges the entire weekend. He begins to have hallucinations and winds up in the alcoholic wing of the city hospital. His girlfriend encourages him to continue his writing career to give his life meanining, and inspires him to fight his disease.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sara Embrey

A sad tale about an alcoholic writer's weekend.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenny

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   writer Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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