First Glance: “Four Good Days”


There have been several good movies lately that have either directly or indirectly dealt with the subject of addiction. The upcoming drama “Four Good Days” from director and co-writer Rodrigo Garcia takes a deep look at the crippling effects prolonged substance abuse has on both individuals and families. The film is based on an 2016 article by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eli Saslow and had its premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The movie stars Glenn Close and Mila Kunis as an estranged mother and daughter working through the younger’s recovery from drug addiction. The daughter Molly (Kunis) has been in and out of rehab 14 times and this latest attempt at getting clean drives her to the doorstep of her mother (Close). By the look of the trailer it won’t be an easy journey as the two struggle with Molly’s withdrawal and with past tensions that quickly boil to the surface. Movies like this are by necessity heavy and they can end up going either way. Kunis and Close look extremely committed and if the material is good I can see this being a tough but worthwhile watch.

“Four Good Days” is set for a limited theatrical release April 30th followed by its VOD premiere May 21st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

4 thoughts on “First Glance: “Four Good Days”

  1. The music kills it for me as I don’t know. The “based on a true story” shit just doesn’t work for me either. I don’t want to diss Glenn Close and Mila Kunis as I’m sure the film might be good but the trailer isn’t selling it for me.

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