Addiction

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Mary
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Addiction

Post by Mary » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:37 am

In this thread you can list movies that have emotional themes relating to

- physical addictions
- emotional addictions
- addictive relationships
- living in addiction
- working through addiction
- the effects of addiction on self and others

or any other emotional condition or personal situation that relates to addiction.

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Re: Addiction

Post by Phoebe Bruce » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:52 am

Title: Begin Again (2013)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980929/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contributed By: Phoebe Bruce

"A refreshing portrayal of choosing to break away from an addictive relationship."

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Re: Addiction

Post by Amanda Stracey » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:28 am

Title: Shame (2011)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723811/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Contributed By: Amanda Stracey

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Title: Thanks For Sharing (2012)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1932718/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Contributed By: Amanda Stracey

"Both films looking at lust/sexual addictions but also wider themes such as seeing the price of addictions on ourselves and others and glimpses of the raw feelings we want to run away from. Warning both films but particularly Shame have explicit sex scenes."

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Santouri (The Music Man)

Post by maureen » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:48 pm

Title: Santoori - The Music Man (2007)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385277/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Contributed By: Maureen

"It deals with cultural and familial oppression and gifts and passions and soulmates and addictions. And loss and redemption."

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Re: Addiction

Post by Phoebe Bruce » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:05 pm

Title: Thinspiration - Starving in Suburbia (2014)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3257692/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contributed By: Julie Bennion

"This movie is about the eating disorder anorexia, and it is portrayed interestingly as an addictive and destructive relationship to the disorder in a personified way. It could be interpreted as the role of evil spirits conspiring in the addiction to control, loose weight, not eat and starve. Looks at the family dynamics which create such a situation."

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Re: Addiction

Post by julie_bennion » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:33 pm

Title: Words and Pictures (2013)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380331/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contributed By: Julie Bennion

"Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance... but he's addicted to alcohol, both are addicted to banter & humiliation by way of controlling their emotions, until the consequences are so severe, each one begins to tell the truth, to feel some, and to repent."

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Re: Addiction

Post by julie_bennion » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:49 pm

Title: Smashed (2012)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2063781/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contributed By: Julie Bennion

"Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking--especially the drinking. When Kate's drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. Her new lifestyle calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love, or just a boozy diversion from adulthood."

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